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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Sophie Gobeil, PhD student in Biochemistry, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Maintenance of Native-like Protein Dynamics May Not Be Required for Engineering Functional Proteins
Published in: Chemistry & Biology

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Katrina Choe, PhD student in neuroscience at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and current postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Los Angeles
Winning article: High Salt Intake Increases Blood Pressure via BDNF-Mediated Downregulation of KCC2 and Impaired Baroreflex Inhibition of Vasopressin Neurons
Published in: Neuron

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Dale Gilbert, postdoctoral fellow at the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, INRS
Winning article: Vivre en quartier populaire. Saint-Sauveur, 1930-1980
Published in: Éditions du Septentrion, Québec, February 17, 2015

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