Mark Wilson wins 2019 Connaught New Researcher Award

September 11, 2019 by Jenny Rodrigues

Professor Mark Wilson is one of 52 winners of this year’s Connaught New Researcher Award, designed to help recipients establish a strong research program and increase their competitiveness for external funding. The award is part of U of T’s commitment to fostering excellence in research and innovation by supporting faculty members who are launching their academic careers.

Wilson is being recognized for his all-in-one excitonic upconversion nanoparticles for low-intensity, background-free biomedical imaging.

Up to $1 million will be distributed among this year’s winners.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners of the Connaught New Researcher Award,” said Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives.

“These researchers are doing exciting, innovative work across many different disciplines. It’s the University of Toronto’s hope that this funding will help set the stage for world-leading scholarship and important new discoveries.”

Read more about the Connaught New Researcher Award.