The Killam Memorial Chair is the most prestigious research chair available at the University of Calgary. It acknowledges internationally recognized scholars in all areas of sciences (health, natural, or social) and engineering with an outstanding and impactful contribution to knowledge translation. Since its creation in 1967, only six distinguished scholars have held this prestigious recognition. With the Killiam Memorial Chair's support, Dr. McCoy will "perform exciting and innovative research over the next five years" and "hope to explore new questions and generate preliminary data that can be leveraged to apply for additional funds to follow exciting discoveries". Dr. McCoy "will address new research questions that are considered high-risk yet high-reward for which funding through traditional channels is more difficult to obtain." Read more about this news.

Learn about the IMPACTT Microbiome Research Core

with Dr. McCoy, Director of this Pan-Canadian initiative.

Discover the aims, expertise, network & activities of IMPACTT. See how this microbiome research Core aims to help Canadian microbiome researchers move from causal to translational studies to improve people's health and well-being.


Should we call ourself Human or Super-organism ?

Learn about the hidden connection between our lifestyle, and our microbes with Dr. McCoy in this Gut Talk on the Human Microbiome from January 16, 2020.

November 28, 2019

In this article from the University of Calgary, Dr. McCoy gives her views on the key roles our microbes plays into shaping our Health. February 18, 2017.

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