One of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists, who studies mechanisms of synaptic transmission
Discovered sex chromatin
Pioneered the idea of using fish eggs to study the effects of cancer causing substances on cell growth.
Neurobiologist who has used the common fruit fly as a model to study aging and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease and Alzheimer's.
Endocrinologist who opened up a whole new branch of biology by discovering convertases, enzymes that cleave proteins to create biologically active chemicals such as hormones
One of the original patentees of insulin, and one of first to isolate parathyroid hormone
An expert in understanding the weird and wonderful world of marine creatures that live deep under the Arctic ice.
Father of Canadian parasitology
Pioneered a key laboratory technique that led to the creation of the Salk polio vaccine.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on bats
Developed a model for estimating fish populations using VPA (virtual population analysis)
World expert in the molecular regulation of inflammation and immunity
Researched and wrote the bird-watcher's bible "The Birds of Canada"
Major contributions to our understanding of genome size.
Developed a species ID system called 'DNA barcoding', which uses a small DNA fragment to discriminate species.
Discovered the T-Cell receptor, a key to the human immune system
Discovered the cell growth switch
Conducted a series of experiments that would eventually result in the first proof of the existence of stem cells, a discovery that would revolutionize our understanding of human biology and disease.
Discovered that stem cells could be harvested from human adult skin and that they could be used to grow nerve cells that could potentially help people with spinal cord injuries or Parkinson's disease.
Internationally recognized for his work on cellular organization: how cells respond to growth signals, and how they communicate with each other
Authority on plant hybridization, especially of lilies.
A world leader in developmental biology
Contributed major ideas about the philosophy of biology and Darwinism
Expert on ecology of ancient lakes, and river and lake pollution
Found the gene that causes cystic fibrosis
World-famous Down syndrome researcher
Developed dermatoglyphics, the study of skin patterns on the hands and feet.
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