LHS Innovation Grant 2019 Winner Announcement

We wish to thank all those who have applied to this first edition of the LHS Innovation Grant – Spring 2019.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the LHS Innovation Grant 2019 is Angus McQuibban, associate professor in the department of biochemistry at the University of Toronto.

Angus McQuibban did his PhD at the University of British Columbia, and his post-doctoral fellowship at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge, UK. The McQuibban lab is studying the fundamental mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control pathways and how they impinge on human disease.  Dr McQuibban’s work has pioneered both cellular and animal models of mitochondrial dysfunction to not only understand molecular mechanisms of disease but to also test potential therapeutic approaches in neurodegeneration. His contributions to this field have been greatly recognized – Dr McQuibban and his collaborators have recently been awarded a $2.3-million grant from Genome Canada to develop drugs for Parkinson’s disease.

Once again, we wish to thank all who have applied; we are looking forward to launching our next LHS Innovation Grant competition. Stay tuned.