Professor Hillary Maddin Receives CFI Funding

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

L to R: Dr. Jean-Michel Ménard (University of Ottawa), Dr. Wenbin Liang (University of Ottawa), Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte (Carleton), Guy Levesque (CFI), Mr. Terry Beech (Office of the Minister of Science), Dr. Anh Pham (Carleton), Dr. Nimal Rajapakse (Carleton), and Dr. Hillary Maddin (Carleton).

L to R: Dr. Jean-Michel Ménard (University of Ottawa), Dr. Wenbin Liang (University of Ottawa), Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte (Carleton), Guy Levesque (CFI), Mr. Terry Beech (Office of the Minister of Science), Dr. Anh Pham (Carleton), Dr. Nimal Rajapakse (Carleton), and Dr. Hillary Maddin (Carleton).

 

Professor Hillary Maddin has been awarded over $109,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. This sum will go toward her research on the evolutionary aspects of skull development in craniate vertebrates. It will make it possible for her to equip her new lab with cutting-edge fluorescence technology. If you've ever seen her in action, you know that she already uses some pretty cool technology. For example, see below: 


Dr. Hillary Maddin looking at the CT data of a baby alligator skull. This research aims to understand the evolution of the skull by examining its embryonic development.

Dr. Hillary Maddin looking at the CT data of a baby alligator skull. This research aims to understand the evolution of the skull by examining its embryonic development.

 

This new round of funding was announced on Friday by Terry Beech, parliamentary secretary for Science, at a reception in the River Building. President Roseann O’Reilly Runte was in attendance. She is quoted saying that Professors Maddin and Pham, who also received funding from the same source, "[...] are just two of the leading Carleton researchers who produce work of global importance.”

   

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