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Muscle protein uncovers evolutionary origins of diving in the world’s smallest mammals
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News & Events
Phil Grayson is a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science, studying one of two surviving groups of ancient jawless fishes: lampreys. We caught up with him during this busy time before he takes up his Banting Fellowship in fall 2021, to learn more about him and his research. He will be working with Dr. Margaret...
From the Subarctic to Subatomic Physics several big ideas are being funded at the Faculty of Science. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Discovery Grants Program. This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection...
The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences, and one in mathematical/computational sciences. The awards recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science who are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Chairs are awarded $20,000 in funding per year, for...
Robert A. MacArthur/Kevin L. Campbell Up until now it’s largely been a mystery as to when some mammals evolved the ability to swim and dive for food. Species within Eulipotyphla, which includes moles, shrews, hedgehogs, and solenodons, appear to be the least equipped for diving. Being the smallest mammalian divers on the planet, they rapidly...