Postdoc in Overall Lab among new MSFHR research trainee recipients


Dr. Yoan Javier Machado Hernandez

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) announced 33 new postdoctoral fellows funded as a result of its 2018 Research Trainee competition. Dr. Yoan Javier Machado Hernandez, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Overall Lab, Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences, was among the recipients province-wide who will receive salary support as they establish their careers and train alongside more senior members of BC’s health research community.

Machado Hernandez was awarded his fellowship under the biomedical research pillar (the others being clinical, health services and population health). His project is titled “Identification of Proteolytic Signatures Elicited by Allergen-Derived Proteases and Their Role in Allergic Sensitization.” This research will use degradomics to identify key biochemical pathways responsible for protease-induced allergic responses. Understanding the molecular basis of allergic sensitization will lead to new avenues for treating allergies, which affect nearly 40 percent of the world’s population.

For more information about the MSFHR Research Trainee Program, visit the MSFHR website >>