August winner of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award

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Claire Gizowski, a PhD student in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. Her Award-winning publication: Clock-driven vasopressin neurotransmission mediates anticipatory thirst prior to sleep is published in Nature.

Claire Gizowski’s study provides the first clearly detailed example of how the brain’s master circadian clock can directly regulate a circadian behaviour. In addition, it identifies a novel circadian behaviour.

Read the full abstract here.

In addition to promoting research careers in Quebec, this competition recognizes the exceptional research contributions of university students (master’s, doctorate), postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To learn more about the awards, click here.

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