Elena Kuzmin wins the Gairdner Early Career Investigator award
The Gairdner Foundation today announced that Elena Kuzmin, Concordia assistant professor in biology and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Synthetic and Functional Genomics, is the recipient of a Gairdner Early Career Investigator award.
Kuzmin’s research at the Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology investigates how phenotypes and disease states emerge from the interplay of genetic determinants to build a unified, translational approach for studying complex genetic interactions in yeast and human cells.
The Gairdner Foundation celebrates the world’s most creative and accomplished researchers whose work is improving the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1957, 418 awards have been bestowed on laureates from over 40 countries, and of those awardees, 96 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
Kuzmin will present her research to an international audience as part of Gairdner Science Week, taking place in Toronto from October 24 to 26.
Learn more about the Gairdner Early Career Investigator award.
Find out more about the Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology.