Diamond Jubilee Medal Awarded to Cancer Scientist Jeff Wrana
Internationally renowned Mount Sinai scientist Dr. Jeff Wrana received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal this month from Prime Minister Stephen Harper in honour of his innovative research efforts and discovery in cancer. The commemorative medal was created last year by the Governor General of Canada to mark the 60th anniversary of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
“Jeff is recognized internationally as one of Canada’s leading and most exciting cancer researchers so it’s truly wonderful that he is receiving this honour for helping to reduce the burden of this disease,” says Dr. Jim Woodgett, Director of Research at Mount Sinai’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute.
A Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute and Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Molecular Genetics, Dr. Wrana studies the molecular basis of metastatic cancer and seeks to understand the processes by which tumour cells spread. Having made significant discoveries related to colorectal and other cancers, he is currently focused on advancing research and care in breast cancer. Dr. Wrana holds a Canada Research Chair in Systems Biology and is the Mary Janigan Research Chair in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.
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