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Dr. Suraj Unniappan

Dr. Suraj Unniappan
Professor & Principal Investigator

Employment

  • 2017 onwards: Full Professor, VBMS, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2012 – 2016 Associate Professor, VBMS, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2011 – 2012 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, York University
  • 2007 – 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, York University
  • 2004 – 2006 Post-doctoral fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1999 – 2003 Graduate teaching/research assistant, University of Alberta, Canada

Education

  • Ph.D., Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Alberta, Canada
  • M.Sc., General and Applied Zoology, University of Kerala, India
  • B.Sc., Zoology, University College, University of Kerala, India

Selected Prestigious Awards and Medals

  • Dr. Yoshitaka Nagahama Lectureship/Award in Fish Endocrinology (2016)
  • Zoetis Animal Health Research Excellence Award (2015)
  • Pickford Medal in Comparative Endocrinology (2013)
  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Top Researcher Award (2012)
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award (2012)
  • Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award, Canadian Society of Zoologists (2012)
  • Early Researcher Award, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University (2011)
  • Early Investigator Award, The Endocrine Society, USA (2011)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR] New Investigator Award (2010-15)
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (2009)
  • Elsevier Top Reviewer Award – for General and Comparative Endocrinology (2009)
  • Prof. N.G. Kurup Memorial Gold Medal, University of Kerala, India (1999)
  • Prof. K. Bhaskaran Nair Gold Medal, University of Kerala, India (1999)

Selected Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Michael Smith Foundation (BC) Post-doctoral Fellowship (2004)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Post-doc Fellowship (2004)
  • Canadian Diabetes Association Post-doctoral Fellowship (2004)
  • J Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta (2002)
  • Faculty of Science Dean’s Scholarship, University of Alberta (1999-2002)
  • FGS Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta (1999)
  • Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Fellowship (1999)

Current Trainees

Post-doctoral Fellows

Dr. Azadeh H (CIHR & SHRF Fellow)

Dr. Azadeh H (CIHR & SHRF Fellow)

Dr. Kavishankar G (SHRF Fellow)

Dr. Kavishankar G (SHRF Fellow)

Ph.D.

Naresh R (CGSR Dean's Scholar)

Naresh R (CGSR Dean's Scholar)

Venkat P

Venkat P

Lakshminarasimhan S

Lakshminarasimhan S

Jithine JR (WCVM-CGSR PhD Scholar - Fall 2016)

Jithine JR (WCVM-CGSR PhD Scholar - Fall 2016)

M.Sc.

Technical Staff/Research Assistants

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