2017 National Bank Molecular Pathology Fellowship

Karine Choquet named recipient of 3rd Annual Excellence in Research Award

Karine Choquet, a PhD candidate in human genetics at McGill University supervised by Dr. Claudia Kleinman from the Lady Davis Insitute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital, has recently been named the recipient of the 3rd Annual National Bank Excellence in Research Award. This award has been established by the National Bank to advance medical research in the area of molecular pathology as part of a longstanding commitment to the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).

Karine Choquet works in the crucial domain of bioinformatics applied to neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as leukodystrophies which affect one in 7,000 children and remain incurable. The National Bank Molecular Pathology Fellowship will help set a momentum for increased collaborations between bioinformaticians at the LDI, other researchers, and financial informaticians working with large datasets.

(From left to right) Edward Wiltzer, JGH Foundation Chair; Michel Bitar, Vice-President, Commercial Banking, Montreal, Laval, North and West of Quebec of National Bank, Karine Choquet, Award Recipient; Dr. Alan Spatz, Director, Eileen & Louis Dubrovsky Molecular Pathology Centre; Larry Sidel, JGH Foundation Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.

"It is due to the collaboration and generous support from private donors such as the National Bank that the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) remains at the forefront of medical research and continues to provide its patients with high-quality medical care", emphasized Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation.