Fernand Labrie

Medicine

Endocrinologist who won the 2007 King Faisal Prize for developing a steroid hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

Birthdate
June 28, 1937

Birthplace
Québec, Canada

Residence
Québec, Canada

Family Members
  • Married to Nicole Cantin.
  • children: Claude, Pierre, Danielle, Anne and Isabelle.

Personality
Professional and enthusiastic.

Other Interests
Downhill skiing and water skiing.

Title
Director, Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology, Laval University

Office
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université Laval

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BA (magna cum laude), Séminaire de Québec, Laval University, 1957
  • MD (magna cum laude), Laval University, 1962
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, 1962-1963
  • PhD (endocrinology) (summa cum laude), Laval University, 1966

Awards
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1973
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1979
  • Officer of the Order of Canada, 1981
  • The Izaak-Walton-Killam Memorial Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts, 1998
  • Award of the International Academy of Human Reproduction for outstanding contribution to the field of human reproduction, 10th World Congress of Human Reproduction, Bahia, 1999
  • The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Athens, Greece, 2006
  • Armand-Frappier Prize, 2006
  • King Faisal International Prize in medicine, 2007

Mentor

Frederick Sanger--Labrie did three years of postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge, England at Sanger's lab. Sanger won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1958 and 1980.


Last Updated
June 6, 2011

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