CSMB Awards 2018: Mona Nemer, Jim Woodgett, Richard Rachubinski, and Katey Rayner

The CSMB is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 CSMB Scholarly Awards

The CSMB New Investigator Award has been bestowed on Dr. Katey Rayner, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Department of Biochemistry, to recognize outstanding research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology in not more than the first ten years as an independent investigator.

The Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award has been bestowed on Dr. Richard Rachubinski, University Professor of Cell Biology, University of Alberta, to recognize a record of outstanding achievement in research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or genetics undertaken in Canada by a Canadian scientist.

The Arthur Wynne Gold medal has been bestowed on two recipients this year:  Dr. Mona Nemer, Director of the Molecular Cardiology Unit, University of Ottawa, and Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada;  and Dr. Jim Woodgett, Professor of Medical Biophysics and Director of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, University of Toronto.

This award honors an individual who has made a major contribution to biochemistry, molecular and cell biology in Canada over their career. The recipient of this life-time achievement award typically has attained an international profile in research, has played a major role in the development and promotion of the discipline in Canada, and has a long-standing record of service to the academic community. This year, there were two truly outstanding candidates, in Nemer and Woodgett, who have not only demonstrated remarkable productivity as scientists and leaders, but who have also dedicated time and exceptional effort to advocate for fundamental research in Canada at this critical point in history.  The CSMB has decided to make two separate Wynne Gold Medal Awards in 2018, one to Dr. Nemer, and one to Dr. Woodgett.

All four awardees will present talks at the 61st CSMB Annual Conference, Membrane Proteins in health and disease, which will be held in Banff, April 11-15.

Short biographies and photos of the four awardees are posted here