Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Department News

Dr. Jonathan Martin was elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists within the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).  "The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It comprises a fourth entity (along with the current three Academies) within the Royal Society of Canada. The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. Up to 100 Members may be elected each year."

Dr. Locksley McGann, Professor Emeritus and Dr. Janet Elliott, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology have been selected as recipients of a 2015 "Innovation... Makes Sense" patent award for US 8,758,988, “Cryopresevation of Articular Cartilage ” by TEC Edmonton.  They will be presented with the award for their achievements in commercialization at the "Innovation...Makes Sense" event on October 8, 2015

Dr. Xian-En Zhang, guest/adjunct professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology is the recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science. Dr. Zhang is a pre-eminent scientist in the area bio-sensing techniques for health research.  He has developed a series of elegant techniques for visualizing the dynamic behaviour of viral nucleic acids, viral proteins and virus particles in live cells.

Dr. Jonathan Martin has been selected as the recipient of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's "Tier II Basic Science Award for Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows".  This award is held in the highest esteem by our Faculty.  It acknowledges Dr. Martin's outstanding mentoring capabilities, commitment and unfailing encouragement and support to his students.

Dr. Aducio Thiesen, Associate Professor Division of Anatomical Pathology has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Pathology.

PhD student Michal Zielinski has been selected to be the University of Alberta representative to attend the 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting. Michal has been selected for this extraordinaory opportunity as one of the maximum of five star trainees from Canadian Universities to spend a week with 672 PhD students and PDFs from 88 countries and 70 Nobel Laureates.