Tissue Injury and Repair
Western University - LHSC
Increasing the lifespan of transplanted kidneys by studying the effects and potential role of kidney injury molecule-1 in the innate immune response.
Marie has been selected as a Feature Platform Presentation winner for her oral presentation during London Health Research Day on Tuesday, March 28th for her work on Kidney Injury Molecule-1 Promotes Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Progression. Congratulations Marie!
Shivam recently presented his thesis work on Kim-1 gene polymorphisms and risk of delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplantation at Ontario Biology Day. He won best oral presentation in the category of human health. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our very own Rak for winning NSERC USRA for the summer of 2017! Unfortunately, he will be leaving our lab temporarily on a training trip but will be back with more knowledge and skills. We wish him goodluck on his endeavours.
Congratulations to Dr. Gunaratnam and the Gunaratnam lab for being one of the thirteen recipients of the 2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grants! The grant was awarded for the study of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (KIM-1) gene polymorphisms and risk of delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplantation.
“These thirteen projects are important new components of the CNTRP and will have a significant impact on both solid organ and stem cell transplant patients,” says Dr. Lori West, Director of the CNTRP and Director of the Alberta Transplant Institute. “This record investment in new peer reviewed grant funding from our partners into the CNTRP ($325,000) will allow these investigators to integrate their research into the CNTRP structure, enabling them to leverage the full resources of the network to translate personalized medicine interventions into clinical practice.”
Check it out here:
2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grant
Last week, Dr. Gunaratnam attended the Canadian National Transplant Research Program’s 2016 International Transplant Research Summit in Edmonton, Alberta!
Some of the worlds top basic science researchers attended this conference to discuss emerging areas of biomedical research in transplantation. The goal of the workshop was to explore and plan international research collaborations to stimulate cutting-edge and emerging biomedical and translational research focused on rejection/cGVHD, tissue injury, allograft function and patient survival.
Check it out here:
2016 International Transplant Research Summit