Janet Rossant, PhD
Janet Rossant, CC, PhD, FRS, FRSC is Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation. She is an internationally recognized developmental and stem cell biologist, exploring the biology of the early embryo and its stem cells and their applications to understanding and treating human disease. She has also been actively involved in ethics and public policy discussions around stem cell research and genetic modifications. She led the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children from 2005 to 2015. She has received many honours and recognition for her work, including six honorary degrees, and election to the Royal Societies of London and Canada and the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2018 she received the N. American L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award.
Presentation – “Science in the Time of COVID: International Collaboration and Canadian Success Stories”
The webinar will be moderated by LifeSciences BC board member Dr. Gavin Stuart, Professor, Dept UBC Ob/Gyn, Former Dean Faculty of Medicine 2003-2015, Former Vice-Provost Health 2009-2016.