UHN researchers
UHN researchers (L to R) who recently received awards from the federal government are: Drs. Bryan Coburn, Adam Gehring, David Jaffray, Michael Laflamme and Tracy McGaha. (Photos: UHN)

Five UHN researchers are among a group of 19 University of Toronto scholars receiving nearly $5 million from the federal government.

The funding is made ​through the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund, which is designed to help universities attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world by giving them access to state-of-the-art research tools.

The five UHN researchers to receive support in an announcement by Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau are:

  • Dr. Bryan Coburn, a clinician-scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI), for "personalized microbiology, infection and immunity."
  • Dr. Adam Gehring, a scientist at TGHRI, "for immunotherapy for chronic viral hepatitis."
  • Dr. David Jaffray, UHN's EVP Technology & Innovation and a senior scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, "for robotic radiobiology."
  • Dr. Michael Laflamme, a senior scientist at TGHRI, for "remuscularization of injured hearts using stem cells."
  • Dr. Tracy McGaha, a senior scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, for a "laboratory for mechanistic studies of myeloid-driven immune suppression."

Here is a story of the complete list of U of T award recipients.​

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