Dr. Wilfred Jefferies receives 2023 NSERC Discovery Grant

Dr. Wilfred Jefferies

Dr. Wilfred Jeffries

Congratulations to Dr. Wilfred Jefferies who received the 2023 Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)!

The NSERC is investing more than $514 million over five years through the Discovery Research Program. This funding will offer recipients the stability and freedom to pursue promising research avenues as they emerge to build the foundation for innovation and economic growth. The NSERC Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. 

The Discovery Grants (DG) program assists in

  • promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities
  • fostering research excellence
  • providing a stimulating environment for research training

NSERC Discovery Grant

  • Wilfred Jefferies, Medical Genetics, Urologic Sciences
    Cellular and molecular biology underlying priming of the immune system

Read the announcement on the UBC Research & Innovation Website and on the UBC Faculty of Medicine Website.