Dr François Binet, research associate in Dr Mike Sapieha's laboratory at the Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, received the Brain Star Award, a prestigious recognition awarded by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA).
This award was presented to him for the excellence of his work and for the publication of a study in the renowned journal Science. This study, which he co-directed with Dr Mike Sapieha, shed light on the discovery of a cellular process that takes place in the retina of people with diabetic retinopathy and that could allow the development of treatment for this serious complication of diabetes.
We warmly congratulate François Binet. This award illustrates the great commitment and leadership he demonstrated during his postdoctoral studies. I wish him all the best in pursuing his projects.
About the Brain Star Award
Created in March 2001, Brain Star Award is a program of the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA). The Brain Star Award is administered under the Institute Community Support Program and aims to recognize excellence in research carried out in Canada by students and trainees in all fields and disciplines covered by INMHA.
The specific objectives of the Brain Star Award are to:
- promote careers in neuroscience, mental health and addiction research in Canada
- stimulate the participation of students and trainees in the Institute and increase the awareness of students and trainees of INMHA activities