Stuart Fogel and Nafissa Ismail win Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Stuart Fogel and Associate Professor Nafissa Ismail who were each awarded an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science of Ontario.

This award will fund Dr. Fogel’s research projects on the impact of aging on sleep and memory for cognitively complex problem solving. "When faced with a problem to solve, the old adage to “sleep on it” is good advice. Our recent work has shown that sleep is involved in the consolidation of cognitive procedural memory.” Stuart Fogel

Dr. Ismail’s research seeks to understand the role of gut microbiome in stress-induced depression and anxiety during puberty. “Depression affects 1 in 4 Canadians but the available treatments are ineffective in many cases because the underlying biological mechanisms remain unclear. My work shows that exposure to an immune challenge during puberty induces long-lasting depression.” Nafissa Ismail

We would like to express our sincere congratulations to both of them!

The Early Researcher Awards gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. Please see all uOttawa professors who received this award.

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