Congratulations to Sahil Gupta, winner of a Keenan Research Excellence Award. According to Dr. Ori Rotstein, Director of the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science and surgeon-in-chief at St. Michael’s hospital, “These awards recognize those around the centre who perform or support exceptional research and make the Keenan Research Centre such a special place to work.”
Sahil is a 2nd year MSc student – in the IMS – under the supervision of Dr. John Marshall, a CIHR-funded scientist and world renowned expert in clinical sepsis. At St. Michael’s Hospital, Sahil’s research interests focus on the intersection between clinical sepsis and the innate immune response. His work primarily focuses on investigating intracellular mechanisms that govern – and prolong – neutrophil survival in critically ill patients with sepsis. Sahil’s impressive work and dedication has decorated him with multiple international, national, and research research awards. Furthermore, Sahil has published 5 co-author manuscripts and currently has a first-author paper that is provisionally accepted at the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. Sahil is also the founding chair of the campus chapter for Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH – UofT Chapter) and Vice-Chair for the St. Michael’s Research Student Association (SRSA). He was awarded the Inaugural Keenan Research Excellence Award by his collaborator and mentor, Dr. Ori Rotstein, who is the previous director of the IMS and current Surgeon-In-Chief and Director of Research at St. Michael’s Hospital.