Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Pasternak for receiving a Collaborative Research Seed Grant (CRSG) from the recent competition. Dr. Pasternak will also be collaborating Dr. Elizabeth Finger and Dr. Michael Borrie from ONDRI.

CRSG will provide recipients with approximately $250,000 in seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams. The intent is to promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds, to facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner, and to position the School’s researchers to successfully respond to targeted requests for proposals from Tri-Council or other funding agencies.

Focus: Brain Microparticles from Plasma: Non-Invasive “Brain Biopsies” for Improved Neurological Diagnosis

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Pasternak (Robarts Research Institute and Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences)

Co-Investigators: Hon Leong, PhD (Department of Surgery), Dr. Elizabeth Finger (Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences), Dr. Michael Borrie (Department of Medicine), Dr. Jennie Wells (Department of Medicine)

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