The Royal Society of Canada today announced that Drs. Dan Drucker and Jim Dennis are among 19 life scientists newly elected to the Royal Society of Canada this year. This brings the Lunenfeld tally to nine current fellows.
DENNIS, James W. - Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
Dr. Dennis has done pioneering work in cancer research leading to an understanding of genetic and structural changes that promote metastatic spread. In an elegant series of experiments, Dr. Dennis characterized the biochemical pathway that adds complex carbohydrate structures to cell surface proteins, and developed a unifying model of growth factor receptor regulation. The model has been applied to the discovery of heritable genetic and metabolic susceptibility in autoimmune disease.
DRUCKER, Daniel J. - Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
Daniel Drucker is recognized for innovative science focused on identifying novel actions of the glucagon- like peptides and their receptors, and for efforts illuminating the utility of glucagon-like peptides and DPP-4 inhibitors for the treatment of diabetes and intestinal disorders.
There were three additional Toronto life sciences researchers recognized, Steven Narod, Sandra Black and Jim Kennedy.
Congratulations to all!