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UPEI assistant prof gets over $460,000 to set up muscle research lab

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With these funds from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the UPEI Research Services, Dr. Johnston will be able to continue his research on tissue adaptation and repair following injury through studying how to control stem cell activity and state of the art equipment.

“This generous investment will greatly enhance my research capability and provide me the opportunity to establish the UPEI Skeletal Muscle Health and Adaptation Research Laboratory,” said Johnston. “This laboratory, the only of its kind in Atlantic Canada, will be dedicated to excellence in research, training of highly qualified individuals, and fostering academic and industry collaborations.”

“The Skeletal Muscle Health and Adaptation Research Laboratory is the latest addition to the significant research capacity at the University of Prince Edward Island,” said MP for Charlottetown Sean Casey. “I’m proud to see this unique research happening right here in P.E.I., supporting our province’s growing biosciences sector.”