Found the gene that causes cystic fibrosis
Won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1993 for discovering site-directed mutagenesis: that is, how to make a genetic mutation precisely at any spot in a dna molecule.
World authority on human memory function
Co-Inventor of the Charge Coupled Device for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
Discovered catalytic RNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1989
Neuroscience, biological basis for cognition in male and femal brains
World’s foremost authority on orangutans
Greatest classical geometer of the 20th century
World famous cosmologist and science communicator
Won the 1971 Nobel Prize in chemistry for using spectroscopy to discover the internal geometry and energy states in simple molecules, and in particular the structure and characteristics of free...
Physicist and cosmologist: Wrote the first logically precise theory for the simplicity of black holes (1967)
World expert on sex differences in the brain.
Wrote the book Sex & Cognition, which argues that there truly is
a difference between male and female brains.
Won the 1986 Nobel Prize in chemistry for using chemi-luminescence of molecules to explain energy relationships in chemical reactions
Discovered the T-Cell receptor, a key to the human immune system
Co-discovered photodynamic anti-cancer and ophthalmology drugs, co-founder of the company QLT Inc.
Won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for designing the Triple-Axis Neutron Spectroscope and his use of it to investigate Condensed Matter
Famous for writing Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance (now in its fifth edition), a textbook used worldwide to teach ecology, and for his work on the Fence Effect.
World expert on superconductivity
Principal constructor of the Canadian numerical weather forecasting system
Completing Darwin's work on evolution by unlocking the mysteries of how natural selection drives the origin of new species.
One of the world's leading number theorists, working on Hilbert's 12th problem.
Canada's Greatest Fisheries Biologist: Inventor of the Ricker Curve for describing fish population dynamics
World-famous Down syndrome researcher
Vertebrate palaeontologist who recognized and described the oldest known ancestor of all reptiles birds and mammals; the origins of terrestrial vertebrates, the origin of various amphibians such as...
Ethnobotanist: World expert on airborne and allergenic pollen and famous for targeting medicinal plants in the tropical rain forest.
Worked with the deaf, inventor.
Ethnobotanist and Infectious Disease Microbiologist: Dr. Elvin-Lewis is an expert on evaluating traditional medicines and their use.
Schindler identified detergent phosphates as a pollutant killing lakes in the 1960s, and pinpointed acid rain as a widespread cause of fish deaths in the 1970s & '80s. Schindler now warns that rapid...
Popular writer on the origin and diversity of planetary systems and the formation of stars and brown dwarfs.
Builder of the Canadian space program
One of the world's foremost authorities in the areas of human memory and the effects of aging on learning, memory, and attention
Successfully isolated insulin and received the Nobel Prize
Detected an elusive subatomic particle which has been sought for over a decade: the single top quark.
Co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1981 for mapping the visual cortex
An expert in understanding the weird and wonderful world of marine creatures that live deep under the Arctic ice.
First Canadian woman astronaut in space
Synthesized (RNA) ribonucleic acid, and invented the drug ganciclovir
Top Canadian molecular biologist studying the genetics of fish populations
Neurologist who first used synthetic dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease.
Developed VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) Theory
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