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Janet Rossant

President and Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

Mary-Claire King

2021 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

Malik Peiris

2021 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Laureate

Yi Guan

2021 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Laureate

Jens Holst

2021 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

Daniel Drucker

2021 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

Joel Francis Habener

2021 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

Elizabeth Eisenhauer

2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Laureate

Daniel De Carvalho

Associate Professor, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Aviv Regev

Executive Vice President, Genentech Research and Early Development

Charles Swanton

Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute

Jim Woodgett

President & Scientific Director, Terry Fox Research Institute

Samuel Aparicio

Nan & Lorraine Robertson Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Linfa Wang

Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Sally Davies

40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University

Lillian Siu

Senior Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Victor Ling

Founding President and Scientific Director, The Terry Fox Research Institute.

Nada Jabado

Professor, McGill University

Peter Doherty

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University Of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Steven Hoffman

Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health

Samira Mubareka

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Amadou Sall

Director, Institut Pasteur de Dakar

Sarah Elton

Asst. Prof.,Sociology, Ryerson University; Dalla Lanna School of Public Health, UofT

Van Lu

Asst. Prof., Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario

Bertrand Routy

Asst Prof., Medicine; Scientific Director, Immunotherapy/Oncomicrobiome, Université de Montréal

Tobias Karakach

Asst. Prof., Pharmacology, Dalhousie University

Hermann Nabi

Professeur adjoint, Médecine sociale et préventive, Faculté de Médecine,Université Laval

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