Pictures of Professors Belinda Chang, Darrell Desveaux, Nicholas Provart, Ulrich Tepass and Vincent Tropepe

Congratulations to five researchers at CSB who have earned Discovery Grants starting in 2022 from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals over five years rather than supporting a single short-term project.

These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Recipients are not restricted to the specific activities described in their applications, but can pursue topics that grow out of their discoveries. Broadly, this will support CSB research in Molecular Evolution, Systems Biology, Plant Biology, Developmental Biology and Neuroscience. The grants were awarded for the following programs in CSB:

Prof Belinda Chang: Molecular evolution of vision and visual pigments

Prof Darrell Desveaux: Systems Biology of the Plant Effector-Triggered Immunity Landscape

Prof Nicholas Provart: Understanding drought tolerance with cell-type specific-data sets and computational approaches

Prof Ulrich Tepass: Mechanisms regulating epithelial stem cell behaviour

Prof Vincent Tropepe: Neurogenic plasticity and brain development