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...

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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...

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