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2018 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize winners announced

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies congratulates the winners of the 2018 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize. This year’s recipients come from the faculties of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science.

Dr. Jacquelyn Cragg – Dr. Cragg is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Her work challenges the commonly-held assumption that medications used to treat the secondary complications of spinal cord injury, such as pain and spasticity, have no effect on residual neurological function.

Dr. Britt Drögemöller – Dr. Drögemöller is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her research is focused on precision medicine, and through the incorporation of various bioinformatics analyses, she has used genomic datasets to investigate the genetics underlying human disease and the treatment thereof.

The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize is awarded annually for excellence in research. Established in 2011, the Killam PDF Prize is in memory of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, who together created the Killam trusts. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded to fulltime Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC.