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HHMI Awards Canadian, Latin American Research Grants

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HHMI has awarded $16.25 million in new grants to 43 biomedical researchers in Canada and five Latin American countries.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced today that it has awarded $16.25 million in new grants to 43 outstanding biomedical researchers in Canada and five Latin American countries.

The five-year grants support the research of scientists in fields such as genetics, epidemiology, virology and neuroscience. These scientists are investigating a wide variety of biomedical topics, including the molecular bases of parasitic diseases that are prevalent in much of Latin America, the genetic origins of cancer and the mechanisms that control cell growth.

The grants range from $266,665 to $450,000 over five years. The recipients hold full-time appointments at nonprofit scientific institutions in the six countries, have made significant contributions to biomedical research and have significant publications in international English-language, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The newly named International Research Scholars are citizens of Argentina (15), Brazil (4), Canada (13), Chile (3), Mexico (7) and Venezuela (1). The grants provide salaries for students and other laboratory personnel, equipment and supplies, and travel to visit research collaborators or attend international scientific conferences. The grants also include funds to support the International Research Scholars’ institutions, thereby assisting other scientists. Twenty-three of the new grantees have previously received HHMI grants.

The Institute currently supports International Research Scholars in 29 countries. Since 1991, it has awarded over $100 million in grants through its international program. The international program and HHMI grants in support of science education in the U.S complement the Institute's primary mission of carrying out biomedical research with its own scientists at 72 locations across the United States. HHMI's annual budget is approximately $650 million.

More information about HHMI's international program is available online at www.hhmi.org/international.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
List of Awardees for the 2001 Latin America/Canada Initiative

Country/Awardee

Institution

Argentina

Basombrio, Miguel Angel

National University of Salta

Cáceres, Alfredo Oscar*

Mercedes and Martin Ferreya Institute for Medical Research, CONICET, Cordoba

Ceriani, Maria Fernanda

Institute of Biochemistry Research, Campomar Foundation, Buenos Aires

de Mendoza, Diego

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario, CONICET

Elgoyhen, Ana Belén*

Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology, CONICET, Buenos Aires

Frasch, Alberto Carlos*

Institute for Research in Biotechnology, National University of General San Martin

Goldbaum, Fernando Alberto

Institute of Biochemistry Research, Campomar Foundation, Buenos Aires

Kornblihtt, Alberto Rodolfo

University of Buenos Aires

Levin, Mariano Jorge

Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology, CONICET, Buenos Aires

Maccioni, Hugo J.F.*

National University of Cordoba

Mayorga, Luis Segundo*

National University of Cuyo

Parodi, Armando J.*

Institute for Research in Biotechnology, National University of General San Martin

Rubinstein, Marcelo *

Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology, CONICET, Buenos Aires

Soncini, Fernando Carlos*

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario, CONICET

Vila, Alejandro Jose

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario, CONICET

Brazil

Bozza, Patricia Torres

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

DosReis, George Alexandre

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Ferreira, Sérgio Teixeira*

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Peixoto, Alexandre Afranio

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

Canada

Bleackley, Robert Christopher*

University of Alberta

Finlay, B. Brett*

University of British Columbia

Korneluk, Robert G.*

University of Ottawa

Rachubinski, Richard Anthony*

University of Alberta

Rudnicki, Michael Anthony

Ottawa Health Research Institute

Scherer, Stephen Wayne

Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Shoubridge, Eric Alan

McGill University

Sonenberg, Nahum*

McGill University

St George-Hyslop, Peter Henry*

University of Toronto

Strynadka, Natalie Catherine*

University of British Columbia

Wang, Yu Tian

University of British Columbia

Woodgett, James Robert*

Ontario Cancer Institute

Wrana, Jeff

Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

Chile

Brandan, Enrique*

Catholic University of Chile

Labarca, Pedro*

Center for Scientific Studies

Mayor, Roberto

University of Chile

Mexico

Arias, Carlos Federico*

Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Geiger, Otto

Center for Research on Nitrogen Fission, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Herrera-Estrella, Luis Rafael*

Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Irapuato)

Mejiia, Patricia León

Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Romo, Ranulfo*

Institute of Cellular Physiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Vielle-Calzada, Jean-Philippe

Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Irapuato)

Zurita, Mario

Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Venezuela

Padrón, Raúl A.*

Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC)

* denotes repeat Scholar

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