Women’s health researchers at York University win awards

The Ontario Women’s Health Council (OWHC) presented 27 awards on Jan. 20 during a ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Two professors and three graduate students from York University were among the award-winners.

Professor Chun Peng (left) of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, received a Mid-Career Award for her research into the role of Nodal signaling pathways in ovarian cancer – among the deadliest cancers for women. PhD student, Guoxiong Xu, of the Department of Biology, a researcher in Peng’s lab, is also involved in work that may advance the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer. Xu received a Scholars Award for his research on the function and biological effects of a growth factor that may prevent the development of cancer cells.

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