UBC microbiologist earns Grand Challenges Canada Award for TB research

Santiago Ramón-García, a research associate with UBC Microbiology and Immunology, has received $100,000 in funding from Grand Challenges Canada to investigate new drug combinations for tuberculosis treatment.  The funding will enable Ramón-García to expand his work through international collaboration with TB researchers in South Africa.

The grant is one of 19 awarded to young Canadian research innovators in the first phase of the non-profit’s Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health initiative.

Grand Challenges Canada is a new global health organization funded by Canada’s foreign aid budget. Its purpose is to fund research to address some of the most difficult global health issues through integrated innovation.

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