Faculty of Dentistry researchers receive nearly $5M in CIHR funding

Projects range from studies of bone remodelling to leading pain research

Six research projects lead by researchers in the Faculty of Dentistry and its affiliated research institutes have been awarded grants totalling nearly $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The variety of projects receiving funding — demonstrate the broad range of intersecting research interests in the Faculty of Dentistry — from studies of bone remodelling to leading pain research — in addition to its emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Project Grants awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research are designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance the health sciences, privileging projects that offer innovative and actionable research solutions. The Faculty of Dentistry’s research projects awarded by the CIHR are among 371 projects across Canada that will receive a total of $275 million in funding.

  • Drs. Arkady Khoutorsky and Luda Diatchenko
    Perineuronal nets-mediated regulation of spinal nociceptive circuit
    Five years, $856,800
  • Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky
    Dysregulation of eIF2a-dependent translational control in Fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders
    Five years, $891,225
  • Dr. Dieter Reinhardt
    Extracellular matrix mediated regulation of microRNAs in health and disease
    Five years, $696,150
  • Dr. Mari Kaartinen
    Regulation of bone remodeling by transglutaminases
    Five years, $726,750
  • Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
    Nanoplexes for Targeted Anti-Inflammatory Gene Therapy in Atherosclerosis
    Five years, $707,625
  • Dr. Jake Barralet
    Autosynthetics: Cranial Regeneration
    Four years, $631,124

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