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Katharine Dunlop awarded 2016 Jonathan Dostrovsky Award in Neuroscience

By Michelle Rosen

JANUARY 3, 2017

The IMS congratulates Katharine Dunlop, winner of the 2016 Jonathan Dostrovsky Award in Neuroscience!

The Jonathan Dostrovsky Award in Neuroscience was established by the generosity of Professor Jonathan Dostrovsky, and aims to recognize the achievements of exceptional CPIN graduate students. The award appraises academic excellence amongst applicants across the diverse branches of neuroscience at the University of Toronto encompassed by 16 CPIN participating graduate departments from 7 faculties.

Following a rigorous and extremely competitive review process, Katharine Dunlop was selected as the 2016 Jonathan Dostrovsky Award recipient due to her exemplary achievements that distinguished her from the other strong candidates. She will be presented with the award at the 2017 CPIN Research Day.

About Katharine Dunlop:

Katharine Dunlop’s research focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms and predictors of clinical response to non-invasive brain stimulation. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), she investigates response to stimulation in major depression, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Katharine is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Vanier Scholar, earning over $150,000 in scholarship funding over the course of her degree.  Katharine currently has 12 published or in proof manuscripts, 6 of which are as first or co-first author.  Her most recent publication will be published in Nature Medicine.  Katharine is also a Junior Fellow at Massey College, and a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate students in Human Biology and the IMS.

Katharine thanks her supervisor, Dr. Jonathan Downar, and her program advisory committee members, Drs. Karen Davis and Blake Woodside, for their mentorship and support.

Jonathan Dostrovsky Award in Neuroscience webpage: http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/award_opportunities/jonathan_dostrovsky_award.htm

For more information, see the CPIN Website: http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/