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Cinader Awardees | John D Reynolds | Investigator AwardeesMeeting Travel Awards | ICI-CSI Travel Awardees | CSI-SII Awardees
 

Cinader Award Recipients

The Bernhard Cinader award lectureship is given to a Canadian scientist who exemplifies distinguished scientific leadership and accomplishments in Immunology.

  Recipient Lecture title
2016 Tania Watts From planar membranes to TNFRs, a tale of costimulation and collaboration
2015 Eleanor Fish The Art Behind Going Viral
2014 Pamela Ohashi From Y Y Z and Beyond
2013 Mike Gold When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take it!
2012 Paul Kubes Imaging the Immune System in Blood Vessels: Seeing a Whole New World
2011 Michelle Letarte Experiments and Adventures with Endoglin and Immunology!
2010 Christopher Paige Dancing with the Bees
2009 André Veillette Signaling in the Immune System: T cells and Beyond
2008 Kent HayGlass What is Normal?
2007 Rafik-Pierre Sékaly Human Immunology: 15 years experience and an eternal challenge
2006 Chris Bleackley Confessions of a Thanatologist
2005 Michael Julius Une Histoire D'Amour
2003 Gillian Wu G.O.D. is in the details: Life forces and the Generation of Diversity
2002 Linda Pilarski Challenging the Status Quo: From Sombreros to Nanobiotechnology
2001 Bhagirath Singh Life before signaling: peptides, microbes, and regulation of autoimmunity
2000 John Schrader Science and Sunday afternoons: P-cells to proteomics
1999 Dean Befus From worms to asthma: the road to little feG
1998 Jack Gauldie From the Chicken to the Egg and with a Virus in Between
1997 Arnold Greenberg The molecular basis of cell mediated cytotoxicity
1996 Peter Bretscher Regulation of the immune response: the significance of quantitative and qualitative signals as physiological signs
1995 Dennis Osmond A B-cell biography: the soil and the seed
1994 Tak Mak And appear to be and appear not to be
1993 Tim Mosmann T-cells and cytokines: why does the immune system have to be so complex
1992 John Bienenstock From there to here
1991 Emil Skamene Experiments of nature and natural resistance
1990 John Roder The ghost of Metchnikov
1989 Rick Miller T cell differentiation
1988 Alec Sehon Tolerogenic derivatives of biologically active antigens for therapeutic intervention
1987 Hardy Cinader Developmental change in the second half of life - challenge and opportunity

 

John D Reynolds Recipients

This John D. Reynolds award is given for a long term member of the CSI for their exceptional service to CSI. The award can be, but is not necessarily, given each year.

Year Recipient
2016 Gillian Wu
York University
2014 Hermann Ziltener
University of British Columbia
2012 Marianna Newkirk
University of Toronto
2011 Michael Ratcliffe
University of Toronto
2010 Bhagirath Singh
University of Western Ontario

 

Investigator Award Recipients

In 2006, CSI created two new award categories:

  • CSI New Investigator award - which is awarded to a member of CSI within ten years from date of PhD (from academics or industry) and has demonstrated excellence or potential excellence in research.
  • CSI Investigator award - which is awarded to a member of CSI at any stage of their career (from academics or industry) and has demonstrated excellence in research over their career.

CSI New Investigator:

2016 Dr. Irah King
McGill University
2015 Dr. Mani Larijani
Memorial University of Newfoundland
2014 Dr. Colby Zaph
University of British Columbia
2013 Dr. Troy Baldwin
University of Alberta
2012 Dr. Yan Shi
University of Calgary
2011 Dr. James R. Carlyle
University of Toronto
2010 Dr. Maya Saleh
McGill University
2009 Dr. Megan Levings
University of British Columbia
2008 Dr. Alberto Martin
University of Toronto
2007 Dr. Tong-Jun Lin
Dalhousie University
2006 Dr. Andrew P. Makrigiannis
University of Montreal

CSI Investigator:

2016 Dr. Jen Gommerman
University of Toronto
2015 Dr. Dana Philpott
University of Toronto
2014 Dr. Martin Olivier
McGill University
2013 Dr. Hanne Ostergaard
University of Alberta
2012 Dr. Eleanor Fish
University of Toronto
2011 Dr. Pamela S. Ohashi
University of Toronto
2010 Dr. Paul Kubes
University of Calgary
2008 Dr. Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker
University of Toronto
2007 Dr. Linda Matsuuchi
University of British Columbia
2006 Dr. Tania H. Watts
University of Toronto

 

Trainee and Investigator Travel Awards

Travel awards for CSI membership students, post-doctoral fellows and investigators are available for the annual CSI meeting. Notice for accepting applications is sent out via email in early December. See attached for past CSI Annual Meeting travel award winners.


 

ICI-CSI Travel Recipients

The International Congress of Immunology meeting to be held in Melbourne, Australia in August 2016. CSI has awarded the following travel awards to attend the meeting:

ICI-CSI 2016 Award Winners:

Jr. Investigators:

  • Dr. Shokrollah Elahi, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Martin Pelletier, University of Laval

Student / PDF:

  • Ali Abdul Sater, University of Toronto
  • Oscar Aguilar, University of Toronto
  • Todd Douglas, McGill University
  • Seung Hyun In, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto
  • Mithunah Krishnamoorthy, University of Toronto
  • Ludivine Litzler, Institut de Recherce Clinique de Montreal (IRCM)
  • Joshua Moreau, University of Toronto
  • Anne Pesenacker, University of British Columbia (CFRI)
  • Deepak Upreti, University of Manitoba
  • Kristin Van Den Ham, McGill University

 

The 15th International Congress of Immunology was held in Milan, Italy in August 2013. CSI will sponsor 10 student / post doc travel awards and two junior investigator travel awards.

ICI-CSI 2013 Award Winners:

Jr. Investigators:
  • Dr. Mazier Divangahi
    McGill University
  • Dr. Jorge Fritz
    McGill University
Graduate Students:
  • Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault
    University of Montreal
    Supervisor: Dr. Jacques Thibodeau
  • Ka-Yee Choi
    University of Manitoba
    Supervisor: Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee
  • Jonathan Han
    University of British Columbia
    Supervisor: Dr. Megan Levings
  • Fikregabrail Kassa
    McGill University
    Supervisor: Dr. Martin Olivier
  • Korosh Kianizad
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. JC Zúñiga Pflücker
  • Michael Le
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Alberto Martin
Postdoctoral Fellows:
  • Annabelle Cesaro
    University of Laval
    Supervisor: Dr. Philippe Tessier
  • Xiaoling Gao
    University of Manitoba
    Supervisor: Dr. Jude Uzonna
  • Ramtin Rahbar
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor Fish
  • Kathleen Thompson
    University of Guelph
    Supervisor: Dr. Bonnie Mallard

ICI-CSI 2010 Award Winners:

Jr. Investigators:
  • Dr. James Carlyle
    University of Toronto
  • Dr. Colby Zaph
    University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Yan Shi
    University of Calgary
Graduate Students:
  • Aruz Mesci
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. James Carlyle
  • Gloria HY Lin
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Tania Watts
  • Christine Ichim
    Sunnybrook Research Institute
    Supervisor: Dr. Richard Wells
  • Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault
    University of Montreal
    Supervisor: Dr. Jacques Thibodeau
  • Qingdong Guan
    University of Manitoba
    Supervisor: Dr. Zhikang Peng
  • Adele Wang
    University of British Columbia
    Supervisor: Dr. Megan Levings
  • Maya Poffenberger
    University of British Columbia
    Supervisor: Dr. Marc Horwitz
  • Véronique Dugas
    University of Montreal
    Supervisor: Dr. Sylvie Lesage
  • Ingrid Saba
    IRCM
    Supervisor: Dr. Tarik Möröy
  • Daniel Burke
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor Fish
Postdoctoral Fellows:
  • Prithy Babu
    University of Guelph
    Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Wilkie
  • Maritza Jaramillo Patino
    McGill University
    Supervisor: Dr. Nahum Sonenburg
  • Nirmal Robinson
    University of Ottawa
    Supervisor: Dr. Subash Sad
  • Amirul Mallick
    University of Guelph
    Supervisor: Dr. Shayan Sharif
  • Marina Tiemi Shio
    McGill University
    Supervisor: Dr. Martin Olivier

 

CSI - Student Internship in Immunology Awardees (CSI-SII)

2011 Awardees

  • Guang-Ting Cong
    Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Michael Julius
    Research Project: "The Role of GPI-anchored proteins in T Cell Homeostasis"
  • Mayra Cruz Tleugabulova
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Thierry Mallevaey
    Research Project: "Regulation of invariant Natural Killer T cell response by the avidity of TCR-CD1d interations"
  • Amanda Lovat
    Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM)
    Supervisor: Woong-Kyung Suh
    Research Project: "Translational control of helper T cell function by inducible costimulator (ICOS)"
  • Genevieve Marier
    Laval University
    Supervisor: Nicolas Flamand
    Research Project: "Regulation of human neutrophil functions by arachidonic acid and endocannabinoids: impact of host defense"
  • Angela Zhou
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Alberto Martin
    Research Project: "Genome-wide RNAi screen to identify novel factors involved in class switch recombination and the DNA damage Response"

2010 Awardees

  • Kaitlyn Carson
    Dalhousie University
    Supervisor: Jean Marshall
    Research Project: "Examining whether oral exposure to a Toll-like receptor 2 agonist interferes with oral tolerance induction and alters the profile of subsequent antibody responses"
  • Elaine Chau
    University of Calgary
    Supervisor: Yan Shi
    Research Project: "Immune receptor ligation as a means of driving membrane lipid clustering and signaling"
  • Rachel Kim
    University of British Columbia
    Supervisor: Ninan Abraham
    Research Project: "Evaluation of the functional role of putative effectors of IL-7 signaling"
  • Michael Le
    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Jen Gommerman
    Research Project: "Identifying the presence of functional Germinal Centres in the Central Nervous System during Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis"
  • Kate Macdonald
    University of British Columbia
    Supervisor: Megan Levings
    Research Project: "Identifying transcription factors necessary for the development of Th17 cells"
  • Ashwin Ramasubbu
    University of Calgary
    Supervisor: Kamala Patel
    Research Project: "Characterizing the localization of zyxin family members during leukocyte recruitment"

2009 Awardee

  • Jeremy Dupaul-Chicoine
    McGill University
    Supervisor: Maya Saleh
    Research Project: "Control of intestinal homeostasis, colitis and colitis-associated colorectal cancer by the inflammatory caspases"