Infectious Diseases Projects

Applicant: Leung, Janice
Title: Accelerated Aging and Oxidative Stress: Mechanisms of Lung Disease in HIV
Institution: UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Province: British Columbia
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Applicant: Mulpuru, Sunita
Title: Impact of Respiratory Viruses in Canadian COPD Patients: A Multi-Centre Cohort Study
Institution: The Ottawa Hospital
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Applicant: Mody, Chris
Title: Host Defense to Cryptococcus Gattii from Vancouver Island
Institution: University of Calgary
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Applicant: Hirota, Jeremy
Title: Identification and functional characterization of a novel antiviral sensor relevant in chronic airway diseases – ATP Binding Cassette Transporter F1
Institution: UBC – Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Province: British Columbia
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Applicant: Robbins, Clinton
Title: Innate Response Activator B cells in Bacterial Lung Infection
Institution: University of Toronto/ Toronto General Research Institute
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Applicant: Waters, Valerie
Title: The role of the lung microbiome in Pseudomonas eradication in CF
Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $10,000
Applicant: Dorrington, Michael
Title: The roles of MARCO in macrophage-mediated clearance of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization in the nasopharynx.
Institution: McMaster University
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $42,000
Applicant: Mubareka, Samira
Title: Characterization of influenza virus laden infectious bioaerosols
Institution: Sunnybrook Research Institute
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $24,985
Applicant: Lee, Warren
Title: Discovery of novel anti‐influenza drugs – a high‐throughput approach using zebrafish and mice
Institution: St. Michael’s Hospital
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $47,131
Applicant: Vliagoftis, Harissios (Co-Principle Investigator: Kane, Kevin)
Title: Mucosal vaccination against influenza: adjuvant activity of Proteinase-Activated Receptor-2
Institution: University of Alberta
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Applicant: Nikitenko, Sergei
Title: Cyclic stretch augments human rhinovirus induced neutrophil chemoattractant expression in airway epithelial cells
Institution: University of Calgary
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $10,000
Applicant: Vliagoftis, Harissios
Title: Influenza mucosal vaccination
Institution: University of Alberta
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Applicant: Ng, Kurtis
Title: Cooperation of Human Mast Cells and Airway Epithelial Cells in Defense Against Influenza A Virus
Institution: University of Alberta
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $11,500
Applicant: Kronstad, James
Title: Emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia: evaluation of the immune response during pulmonary infection
Institution: University of British Columbia
Province: British Columbia
Amount Awarded: $48,842
Applicant: Parkins, Michael (Co-Principle Investigator: Storey, Douglas)
Title: Epidemiology, natural history, and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains infecting individuals with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Institution: University of Calgary
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Applicant: Mody, Christopher
Title: Host Defense to Cryptococcus gattii from Vancouver Island
Institution: Univeristy of Calgary
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Applicant: Terebiznik, Mauricio
Title: Molecular mediators of the binding of Legionella pneumophilia to lung epithelial cells.
Institution: University of Toronto
Province: Ontario
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Applicant: Xiang, Richard
Title: Natural killer cell signalling in Cryptoccocus Killing
Institution: University of Calgary
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $10,000
Applicant: Jamieson, Kyla
Title: The innate immune response of human airway epithelial cells to both simultaneous and staggered bacterial and viral infections.
Institution: University of Calgary
Province: Alberta
Amount Awarded: $11,500