July 11, 2012 - Five scientists with the McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC) have been awarded $3 million in direct research funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
Recipients receiving the operating grants include Ali Ashkar, Dawn Bowdish, Charu Kaushic, Karen Mossman, and Yonghong Wan, all from the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. Ashkar, Bowdish, Kaushic and Mossman are also members of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research.
The funds will be used to advance their research on host defense from virus infection, the impact of age on immune defense and cancer immunotherapy.
"Given the challenging climate of research funding, the success of these scientists is a testament to the excellence of their research programs and the McMaster research environment," says Jonathan Bramson, Director of MIRC and member of the IIDR.
For more information on the grants visit http://mirc.mcmaster.ca/.