International Fellowships 2016

The Weston Brain Institute International Fellowships is a funding opportunity ($60,000 per year per student) open to University of Toronto PhD students to travel to and work in world-renowned labs to further their translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

International Fellowship 2016 Awardees

Toward next-generation therapeutics for AD and tauopathies through disease mechanism-informed drug screens

Grantees: Mohadeseh Mehrabian

Project description Neurodegenerative diseases of aging such as Alzheimer’s disease pose a major health challenge in the 21st century. Our research builds on the hypothesis that the most promising...


Novel auditory diagnostic for semantic memory impairments in dementia of Alzheimer’s type (AD)

Grantees: Jacqueline Zimmermann

Project description Despite the fact that Alzheimer’s-related decline is largely in the area of auditory cognition and communication, the vast majority of research in the field is done with...