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February 20, 2014

Dr. Janet Rossant receives prestigious molecular bioscience award

By Rebecca Milec

Dr. Janet Rossant, Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program and Chief of Research at SickKids, has been awarded the 2014 Arthur Wynn Gold Medal from the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB). The award, which recognizes scientific contributions and leadership, is the most prestigious award CSMB presents.

Rossant will receive her award at CSMB’s annual conference in Banff April 9-13. In addition to receiving her award, Rossant will give an after-dinner keynote lecture about her research and her opinions on the future of Canadian biomedical science.

The Arthur Wynn Gold Medal was initiated in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CSMB and is presented every two years. It is named in honour of Professor Arthur M. Wynne, CSMB’s first president. The award is reserved for individuals who have made a major contribution to biochemistry, molecular and cell biology in Canada over their career. Typically, the individual has attained an international profile in research and has played a major role developing and promoting the discipline.