AllerGen trainees receive prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two early career researchers from the Allergy, Genes and Environment (AllerGen NCE Inc.) Network, have been named 2013 Banting Postdoctoral Fellows. The fellowships, each valued at $70,000 per year for two years, are Canada’s most prestigious awards for post-doctoral research.

Drs Meghan Azad from the University of Alberta and Jeremy Hirota from the University of British Columbia have been recognized among an elite group of researchers who have demonstrated both research excellence and leadership in their fields of study. The announcement was made on September 23, 2013, by The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), at Université Laval.

“Drs Azad and Hirota are exceptional early career scientists that are making substantial contributions to our understanding of the genetic and environmental influences of allergy and asthma,” said Dr. Judah Denburg, Scientific Director and CEO of AllerGen NCE Inc. Read more.

azad

Meghan Azad
University of Alberta

hirota

Jeremy Hirota
University of British Columbia