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Announcement of May's recipients of the Relève étoile awards

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec for the month of May.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Marc-Antoine Campeau, postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Winning article: Empagliflozin mitigates endothelial inflammation and attenuates endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling caused by sustained glycocalyx disruption​​​​​​​
Published in: Scientific Reports

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Erlan Sanchez, postdoctoral fellow in Neurology, Sunnybrook Research Institute (University of Toronto)
Winning article: Sleep from acute to chronic traumatic brain injury and cognitive outcomes
Published in: Sleep

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Mireille Fournier, PhD student in Law, Université Laval
Winning article: Quebec Talks Back : Nouvelles pratiques linguistiques à la Cour d’appel du Québec​​​​​​​
Published in: McGill Law Journal

The Relève étoile competition promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.

Every month, each Fund will award $1,500 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.

Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619