Top Stem Cell Honour Goes to U of T Researcher

April 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Canada’s most coveted stem cell prize is going to a University of Toronto researcher who has only been working with the life-giving cells for a short time.

The Stem Cell Network has given the 2012 Till & McCulloch Award to Aaron Schimmer, an associate professor in U of T’s departments of medicine and medical biophysics.

The annual award recognizes the most influential peer-reviewed article on stem cells by a researcher in Canada. Schimmer was honoured for his paper on drug screening techniques for leukemic stem cells, published in the November 2011 issue of the scientific journal Cancer Cell.

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