Researchers in neurogenetics and culture studies from the University of British Columbia are the latest Canada Research Chairs appointed by the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry.
In addition, 11 other UBC researchers were given renewed terms as Canada Research Chairs (full details below) sharing in $15,500,000 funding for UBC research.
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Daniel Goldowitz, is a Senior Scientist and Prof. of Medical Genetics with UBC’s Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT). His research will help create gene-based therapeutic interventions to offset and correct abnormalities in brain development.
Joseph Henrich, Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition and Coevolution is Assoc. Prof. with UBC’s Department of Psychology and Department of Economics. He will continue his research into culture, cognition and evolution.
The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada in 2000 to build Canada’s research and development capacity. This investment supports 1,851 researchers at universities across the country. The province of British Columbia has 234 Canada Research Chairs of which 168 (71 per cent) are UBC researchers.
“UBC’s two new Canada Research Chairs bring exceptional innovation and creativity to our dynamic research community,” says John Hepburn, Vice-President, Research. “These, plus the renewal of other Chairs, reflect the vitality and relevance of research efforts that promise exciting new insights and discovery in Canada.”
UBC researchers with renewed terms as Canada Research Chairs are:
Canada Research Chair in Macroeconomics
Canada Research Chair in Electronic Structure of Solids
John R Grace
Canada Research Chair in Clean Energy Processes
Canada Research Chair in Genomic Imprinting
Canada Research Chair in Urbanization and Cultural Diversity
Canada Research Chair in Visual Science
Christopher M Overall
Canada Research Chair in Metalloproteinase Proteomics and Systems Biology
Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications
Canada Research Chair in Immunology
Janet F Werker
Canada Research Chair in Psychology
For more information visit www.chairs.gc.ca.
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