Six researchers awarded 2020/2021 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Six postdoctoral fellows from the University of British Columbia have received 2020-2021 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, out of seventy fellowships awarded nationally. These prestigious fellowships will provide each researcher with $70,000 per year for two years.

The recipients include Ania Bogoslowski, who says coming to UBC allowed her to work with world-reknowned scholars in cancer medicine. 

  • Ania Bogoslowski, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine. Supervisor: Josef Penninger. Research Project: Characterization of neuroimmune interactions in the tumour microenvironment.
  • Emma Morton, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine. Supervisors: Erin Michalak (UBC), John Torous (Harvard Medical School). Research Project: Towards a future optimising quality of life in bipolar disorder: A focus on digital health.
  • Kyle Artelle, Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences, UBC Okanagan Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science. Research Project: Elucidating muti-scaled linkages between food security and stewardship: Food production and conservation potential of intact landscapes across Canada.            
  • Tess Grainger, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Applied Science. Supervisors: Sarah Otto and Mary O’Connor. Research Project: The effect of temperature on the speed of evolution.
  • Kyra St. Pierre, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Faculty of Science. Supervisor: Brian Hunt. Research Project: What happens on land does not stay on land: towards the integration of biogeochemical cycles at the land-ocean interface.
  • Litao Zhu, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science. Supervisor: Anthony Wachs. Machine learning assisted multiscale computational modeling of particle-laden flows: application to blood flow and targeted drug delivery.              



The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides the opportunity to bring top talent to join the research community at UBC. Fellowships are awarded to the very best postdoctoral researchers, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth. Emphasis is placed on the synergy of research goals and projects between applicants, supervisors, and host institutions.

Seventy fellowships are awarded each year and are equally distributed among candidates from Canada's three Tri-Council Agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

More information about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is available from the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.