Peter Cheung, professor of biology in the Faculty of Science, will use the funds to study how cell gatekeepers, known as histones, work. The research will play an important role in identifying the key molecular steps that could then be targeted by future drug discovery work.
Environmental Studies Professor Jennifer Foster appointed chair of Task Force on Sustainability Research
Foster is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners-Ontario Professional Planners’ Institute and the coordinator of York’s Urban Ecologies Program. Her research focuses on urban planning, urban environmental justice, habitat creation and novel ecologies, and environmental aesthetics.
The team has found two drug therapies that may be useful in treating Dravet syndrome, a devastating type of epilepsy that affects young children.
Amar Vutha is one of 10 researchers from around the world to be awarded a Society in Science — Branco Weiss Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Vutha to work toward developing a compact and portable atomic clock.
Innovation York has launched its new website providing researchers with access to resources and information within its four service streams — agreements, industry liaison, commercialization and entrepreneurship.
York Political Science Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed has been appointed Associate Vice-President Research, effective November 1.
Canadian business professionals consider leadership and effective communications skills to be the two most important management competencies, according to the results of a national management education survey conducted by Leger in association with the Schulich Executive Education Centre.
The winners of this year’s Autism Scholars Awards, given annually to a student at a master’s and doctoral level, both hail from York University. Doctoral student Michelle Viecili and master’s degree student Azin Taheri will receive funding to help support their research on children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities.
York kinesiology and health science PhD candidate Kara Hawkins will receive an Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award for her research aimed at enhancing early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in women. Hawkins is one of six outstanding researchers at Ontario universities to be awarded for their work to improve the health of women.
Do you work out for health benefits and feel you are exercising more than enough? You might be among the many Canadians who overrate how hard they work out or underestimate what moderate intensity exercise means, according to a recent study out of York University’s Faculty of Health.