BLENCOWE LAB
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO


Funding and Awards
FUNDING
Our research is currently funded by the following grant agencies: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI).

AWARDS

2012: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Polanyi Award
2011: Canadian Society for Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Senior Investigator Award
1999-2003: Premier's Research Excellence Award
1998: Canada Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Award
1998-03: Medical Research Council of Canada/CIHR Scholar Award
1998-01: US DoD Breast Cancer Research Program Idea Award

Members of the Blencowe lab have been highly successful in competing for studentships, postdoctoral awards and research prizes.

Present and Past Awardees are:
Mathieu Quesnel Vallieres: Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2016
Mathieu Quesnel Vallieres: University of Toronto Jennifer Dorrington Award for Research Excellence, 2016
Mathieu Quesnel Vallieres: Mary Gertrude l'Anson Scholarship, 2015
Jonathan Roth: Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award, 2015
Jonathan Roth: OSOTF award, 2015
Kevin Ha: Ontario Graduate Studentship, 2015
Serge Gueroussov: Ontario Graduate Studentship, 2015
Serge Gueroussov: SGS Conference Grant, 2015
Eesha Sharma: SGS Conference Grant, 2015
Andrew Best: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Andrew Best: EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Hong Han: Ontario Graduate Scholarship Visa Award, 2015
Tim Sterne Weiler: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Bushra Raj: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Hong Han: Jennifer Dorrington Award for Research Excellence, 2015
Serge Gueroussov: Jennifer Dorrington Award for Research Excellence, 2015
Mathieu Quesnel Vallieres: Hannah Farkas-Himsley and Alexander Himsley Memorial Prize, Department of Molecular Genetics, 2014
Mathieu Quesnel Vallieres: Poster Prize, Department of Molecular Geneics Annual Retreat, 2014
Emil Nachman: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2014-present
Kevin Ha: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2014-present
Mathieu Quesnel-Vallieres: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2014-present
Tim Sterne-Weiler: Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Dr. Charles . Best and the Banting Research Foundation, 2014-2015
Hong Han: Society of Chinese Bio-Scientists in North America Toronto Chapter Best Paper Prize, 2014
Robert Weatheritt: Human Frontiers Science Program Organization Long-Term Fellowship, 2014
Robert Weatheritt: Marie-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, 2014
Robert Weatherit: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pourtnazis: Ontario Stem Cell Initiative Fellowship, 2013
Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pourtnazis: EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013
Hong Han: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2013
Emil Nachman: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2013-2014
Eesha Sharma: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2013
Hong Han: Jennifer Dorrington Award for Research Excellence, 2012-2013
Bushra Raj: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2012-2014
Serge Gueroussov: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2012-present
Ulrich Braunschweig: Long Term Fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program, 2012-present
Bushra Raj: University of Toronto Dorrington Award (for excellence in graduate student research), 2012
Ulrich Braunschweig: EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012
Hong Han: University of Toronto Open Studentship, 2011
Bushra Raj: University of Toronto Open Studentship, 2011
Mathieu Quesnel-Vallières: Department of Molecular Genetics Norman Bethune Award, 2011
Manuel Irimia: Human Frontiers Science Program Organization Long-Term Fellowship, 2011
John Calarco: Harold M. Weintraub Award (for excellence in graduate student research), 2011
Serge Gueroussov: Alexander Graham Bell NSERC Studentship, 2011
Yoseph Barash and John Calarco: CIHR Lap-Chee Tsui Publication Award, 2011
Manuel Irimia: C.H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011
Nuno Barbosa-Morais: Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, 2011
Hong Han: University of Toronto Open Studentship, 2011
Nuno Barbosa-Morais: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
John Calarco: Harvard Bauer Fellowship, 2010
John Calarco: RNA Society Scaringe Award (for excellence in graduate student research), 2009
Arneet Saltzman: Jennifer Dorrington Award, 2008
John Calarco: 1st prize in the Department of Molecular Genetics Retreat 2008 poster competition
Sidrah Ahmad: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2008-09
Mathieu Gabut: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2011
John Calarco: NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship 2007-2010
Christine Misquitta: CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008
Mathieu Gabut C.H. Best Foundation - Banting and Best Department of Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007
John Calarco: Roman Pakula award, 2006
John Calarco: Poster Prize at the Sherbrooke RiboClub Meeting, 2005
Arneet Saltzman: MSc Student Poster Prize, MedGen Departmental Retreat, 2005
Arneet Saltzman: NSERC Studentship, 2004
Joanna Ip: U of T Open Fellowships, 2003-2005
John Calarco: Best Institute Summer Student Poster Competition, First Place, 2003
Henry Siu: U of T Open Fellowship, 2003-2004
Christine Misquitta: C.H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2004
Emanuel Rosonina: Martin Breitman Prize for the best graduate student poster, MedGen Departmental Retreat, 2002
Emanuel Rosonina: NCIC Terry Fox Research Studentship, 2001-2003

DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS
We are grateful to the following individuals for donations in support of our research:

Jane and Rick Aronovitz
Selma Coblenz
Mary Brosnihan