Congratulations to Professor Ehab Abouheif, recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. The evolutionary developmental biologist’s lab successfully revived genetic potential which had lay dormant in ants for millions of years. Guggenheim Fellowships recognize individuals “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 80 new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, seven of which are McGill scholars. Honorees hail from a broad range of faculties: Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, and Medicine.
McGill will receive over $27 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for a wide range of long-term research projects, including studies on the texture of foods and biomaterials; holographic approaches to black holes; the treatment of malaria; and research into the role of sleep in the intellectual development of children.