The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has announced this year’s elected Fellows and incoming class of the RSC College. Congratulations to the following researchers at UHN who were among those elected.
● Dr. Aaron Schimmer is a Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His research focuses on developing new therapeutic strategies for a type of blood cancer known as leukemia by targeting dysregulated mitochondrial and metabolic pathways in leukemia stem cells.
● Dr. Amit Oza is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His research is dedicated to the design and development of early phase clinical trials of new anti-cancer drugs targeting gynecologic cancers and understanding cancer response and resistance to these treatments.
● Dr. Tom Chau is an Affiliate Scientist at KITE and Senior Scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital where his research focuses on developing methods to help children and youth with disabilities to communicate.
Over 100 Fellows were elected and recognized for their impactful achievements in the arts, social sciences and sciences. The RSC also recognized and welcomed 58 new Members to the RSC College; the College consists of mid-career researchers who help the RSC address major challenges and seize opportunities in emerging fields in Canada and around the world. Read the press release for award details and additional information about the upcoming ceremonies honouring the awardees.