Federal funding boosts 25 UBC Faculty of Medicine research projects including one CBR scientist

Congratulations to Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu! His project is one of 25 Faculty of Medicine research projects who are receiving federal funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Research Program.

UBC Faculty of Medicine researchers have been awarded more than $6 million in federal funding from the NSERC Discovery Grants program. A total of 157 new programs and projects led by UBC researchers were awarded more than $36.2 million through the 2024 NSERC Discovery Research Program competition.

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

The awards were announced by Yasir Naqvi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, and Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, as part of the Government of Canada’s investment of $693.8 million in funding for discovery and applied research. 


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.

Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Novel Biomaterials Design Concepts in the Development of Immunomodulating Materials and Bioactive Surfaces

For a list of all Faculty of Medicine recipients, visit https://www.med.ubc.ca/news/federal-funding-boosts-25-faculty-of-medicine-research-projects/.