The CIHR’s Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) has selected Dr. Matthew Miller as its 2015 laureate for the Bhagirath Singh Early Career Award in Infection and Immunity.
Established in 2010 to honour the III’s inaugural Scientific Director, Dr. Bhagirath Singh, this prize is awarded annually to a new investigator in the field of infection and immunity who obtained the highest ranking in the institute’s Open Operating Grants competition.
According to the III, Dr. Miller’s research project, titled “Understanding the generation and protective functions of broadly-neutralizing humoral immune responses against influenza A virus”, will lend itself to the discovery and development of novel influenza therapeutics.
“Ranking highly in my first CIHR competition was both encouraging and a nice acknowledgement from the more senior research community in Canada,” says Dr. Miller. “The ultimate validation of the value of your research program is having it endorsed by your peers.”
An official ceremony will take place next spring at the III New Investigator Forum in Quebec City.
Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and a member of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research.