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Dr. Suraj Unniappan

Dr. Suraj Unniappan
Professor, Centennial Enhancement Chair in Comparative Endocrinology, & 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

  • University of Saskatchewan Centennial Enhancement Chair in Comparative Endocrinology (2019)
  • 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

Andrew Lee (NSERC USRA student)

Andrew Lee (NSERC USRA student)
May 2019 -

Post-doctoral Fellows

Dr. Ayelen Blanco (Spanish Government Xunta Galicia Fellow)

Dr. Ayelen Blanco (Spanish Government Xunta Galicia Fellow)

Dr. Emilio J. Velez (SHRF Fellow)

Dr. Emilio J. Velez (SHRF Fellow)
November 2018 -

Ph.D.

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

Jithine JR (WCVM-CGPS PhD Scholar - Fall 2016)
October 2016 -

Atefeh Nasri (CGPS Dean's PhD Scholar)

Atefeh Nasri (CGPS Dean's PhD Scholar)
October 2018 -

M.Sc.

Kundanika Mukherjee

Kundanika Mukherjee
Janaury 2019 -

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