Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Genetics

Dr. Hayden moved to British Columbia from Harvard Medical School in 1983 to join the medical faculty of UBC. He currently serves as President of Global R&D and Chief Scientific Officer for TEVA...
2017 Inductee
Dr. Hall completed medical school at The University of Washington and was also awarded a master’s of science degree in genetics for coursework and research done with Arno Motulsky. After completing a...
2015 Inductee
His work enabled definitive diagnosis and prognosis, a clear path to potential therapy and prevention through genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis, and was pivotal in enabling identification of...
2014 Inductee
Dr. MacLennan obtained a BSA from the University of Manitoba in 1959, followed by MSc and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences from Purdue University. He was a postdoctoral fellow and then...
2013 Inductee
Dr. Fraser was indeed an original thinker. As a fearless groundbreaker blessed with rare insight, he initially chose the medical field before being captivated by genetics while earning his Bachelor...
2012 Inductee
The decade-long march to discover the cystic fibrosis gene began when Dr. Tsui arrived in Canada and applied a new theory called genetic linkage to map the most common inherited disease affecting...
2012 Inductee
Oswald Theodore Avery moved to the United States at age 10 when his father, a Baptist Minister, became a pastor at a New York City church. He received his education in New York, and entered general...
2004 Inductee
In addition, Scriver developed and instituted a method of examining the blood of newborn infants to screen them for a number of inherited biochemical conditions, such as PKU and hypothyroidism,...
2001 Inductee
Murray Llewellyn Barr received his doctorate from The University of Western Ontario in 1933. He would later serve as a member of the university’s faculty from 1937 until 1977. In addition to his...
1998 Inductee
Dr. Louis Siminovitch studied chemistry at McGill University, earning his PhD in 1944. Research fellowships at the National Research Council Research Council in Ottawa (1944-47) and at the Institut...
1997 Inductee
This technique of manipulating DNA has become a fundamental tool in biotechnology used to generate not only new knowledge but new products; for example, the production of human insulin by bacteria or...
1995 Inductee