Melanie J. Sekeres new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair holder

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Portrait of Melanie J. Sekeres

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED), announced today in a press release the creation and renewal of 260 new Canada Research Chairs.

Melanie J. Sekeres, professor of psychology, has been honoured with a new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. She will investigate the neural mechanisms underlying chemotherapy-induced cognitive and behavioural disruptions such as memory impairment, anxiety and depression, which are commonly reported in breast cancer patients. Her research program will explore the correlation between lifestyle factors, such as chronic stress and exercise, and the development of cognitive impairment, thus helping to target intervention aimed at promoting recovery from chemotherapy.

Professor Sekeres is one of a cohort of 10 researchers at the University of Ottawa representing seven faculties: Arts - Indigenous Studies, Law - Common Law Section, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Health Sciences and Social Sciences.

We are extremely proud to have her with us and we wish her and her team great success in their research.

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