Awards & Funding

Fellowships and bursaries

  • CIHR Drug Safety and Effectiveness Fellowship (2017-2018)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship (2015-2017)
  • Child & Family Research Institute Fellowship (declined: 2015-2016)
  • National Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • Stellenbosch University Merit Bursary (2010-2011)
  • Harry Crossley Foundation Masters Bursary (2008)
  • National Research Foundation Grant-Holder Bursary (2007-2008)
  • Stellenbosch University Graduate Merit Bursary (2007)
  • Stellenbosch University Undergraduate Merit Bursary (2003)


  • Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Postdoctoral Award (2017)
  • Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Publication Award (2016)
  • UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Day: Best Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation (2016)
  • International Society of Paedatric Oncology (SIOP) Young Investigator Award (2015)
  • Ingenuity Variant Analysis Grant Program (2013-2014). Project: Medical genomic approaches to disease in South Africa
  • Best Young Researcher Prize, Neuroscience Session, Faculty of Health Sciences Annual Academic Day, Stellenbosch University (2010)

Research funding

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant (co-investigator 2018-2021): SEARCH (active Surveillance and Evaluation of Adverse Reactions in Canadian Healthcare) & PREVENT (Pharmacogenomics of Adverse Reaction EVEnts National Team) ($750,000)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (co-investigator, 2017-2021): Discovery, validation, and pre-clinical development of novel strategies to prevent anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity ($573,750)
  • BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute: Evidence to Innovation Seed Grant (co-investigator, 2017-2018): Genome-wide association study of L-asparaginase-induced pancreatitis in pediatric cancer patients ($8,240)
  • University of the Western Cape (Department of Research Development) Research Fund (co-investigator, 2013): Identification of the genetic defect in a family with progressive myoclonic epilepsy (ZAR 30,000)

Travel bursaries

Over ten stipends to attend national and international meetings

Galen Wright
Canada Research Chair in Neurogenomics