Projects lead by Drs. Dong, Nappi and Wyatt were awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition, for a total of $1.72 million over five years.
The funded projects are:
- Dr. Xuesen Dong (co-investigators: Dr. Artem Cherkasov, Dr. Nada Lallous, and Dr. Martin Gleave): Design a Double-Bolt Lock to Control Cancer Cell Growth. 5 years. $910,350
- Dr. Lucia Nappi and Dr. C. Kollmannsberger: Detection of early relapse using circulating miR371a-3p in patients with clinical stage I testicular germ cell tumors. 1 year. $76,500 (Note: this was the top-rated grant within its ranking group)
- Dr. Alexander Wyatt, Dr. Kim Nguyen Chi and Prof. Piet Ost (co-investigators: Dr. M. Gleave, Dr. E. Kwan): Genomic dissection of de novo metastatic prostate cancer prior to treatment. 3 years. $734,400