Queen's scientists receive millions in funding

Posted 2015 July 29

From http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/queen-s-scientists-receive-millions-funding?utm_source=e-queens-gazette_staff

Tuesday July 28, 2015 By Anne Craig, Communications Officer

Seven Queen's University researchers have been awarded $8.8 million in operating grants. Their research is studying everything from colon cancer to depression to better treatment methods for serious burns. The funding was announced today by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Open Operating Grants Program.

Lois Mulligan (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) - $695,582, over five years - Dr. Mulligan is studying a molecule called RET that helps cells grow, move and survive in normal development. However, RET can also help cancerous tumour cells to spread. Her team is working on determining how exactly RET helps cancer spread throughout the body.