Canadian to be awarded prestigious international science prize

March 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

Canadian native Marc Tessier-Lavigne will receive the prestigious Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research which recognizes exceptional innovation by a visionary health leader of international stature. Tessier-Lavigne pioneered the identification of molecules that direct the formation of connections among nerve cells to establish neuronal circuits in the mammalian brain and spinal cord. The mechanisms he has identified are important for understanding how the human brain forms during normal development and in other processes, including nerve regeneration following spinal cord injury and neurodegeneration, as seen in Alzheimer’s disease. He has been a featured guest on The Charlie Rose Show and was named a “Leader for the 21st Century” by Time Magazine Canada.

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