Transforming Discovery into Opportunity

2016 Gairdner Foundation Lecture


CDRD is a proud BC Sponsor of the 2016 Gairdner Foundation Lecture.

Gairdner UBC 2016

Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia
Monday, October 24, 4–6 p.m.
Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC2)
The University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Frank Plummer MD, OC, OM, FRS, LLD, DrSc, FRCPC
2016 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Recipient
Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba Dr. Plummer is a Senior Advisor to the Public Health of Canada. He trained in infectious diseases, and spent 17 years in Nairobi heading the world-renowned Manitoba Nairobi collaboration. From 2000-2014 he was Scientific Director of the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Dr. Plummer is recognized internationally for his work in public health science, with >390 high impact articles.

Lewis Cantley PhD
2015 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York
Cancer researcher Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., is famed for his discovery of the signaling pathway phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) in 1984. The graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and Cornell University has been a professor at Tufts University and Harvard University, and is currently Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell


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