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Announcement of the September winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the September winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Rajendhran Rajakumar, PhD student in Biology
Université McGill

Award-winning publication: Ancestral Developmental Potential Facilitates Parallel Evolution in Ants 

Published in: Science, January 2012, Vol. 335 no. 6064 pp. 79-82

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Cynthia Carbonneau, PhD student in Pharmacology
Université de Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine

Award-winning publication: Ionizing radiation-induced expression of INK4a/ARF in murine bone marrow-derived stromal cell populations interferes with bone marrow homeostasis 

Published in: Blood , 119(3), pages 717-726

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Elizabeth Maynard, PhD student in Art history
McGill University

Award-winning publication: Profound Absences: Genital Lack and Masculine Anxiety in Paul Richer's ‘Des différents modes de station chez l'homme sain' 

Published in: The International Journal of the Book, vol. 8, no. 4; December 2011

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec. Every month, each Fund will award $1000 to a student researcher.
M. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.

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