Lloyd Skarsgard Excellence in Research Award 2011
History of this award: On Lloyd Skarsgard's retirement in 1998, he endowed a fund to provide a monetary prize to outstanding students trained at the BC Cancer Research Centre / BC Cancer Agency. His vision for a Research Award was endorsed by generous contributions from many of his colleagues at the Cancer Research Centre and Cancer Agency. This fund is administered by the BC Cancer Foundation. Each year the Vice President of Research at the BC Cancer Agency asks research supervisors to nominate their best and brightest trainees. Nominations are reviewed by committee and the Lloyd Skarsgard Excellence in Research Award is presented at the BC Cancer Agency Annual Conference.
Congratulations to Ryan Morin for being selected for his research, which involved developing bioinformatics approaches to analyze DNA and RNA sequence data from tumours and ultimately identifying novel genes that are recurrently mutated in non Hodgkin lymphoma.
Dr. Sam Abraham, VP Research, BC Cancer Agency
with Dr. Lloyd Skarsgard and Ryan Morin shaking hands
Dr. Marco Marra congratulates Ryan Morin