Person: Dr Mary Ellen Avery

Dr Louis Visentin

Dr Louis Visentin has been appointed to the National Research Council’s governing council for a three-year term. Visentin is currently president and vice-chancellor of Brandon Univ and has enjoyed a long career in the research and academic communities. He began his career at the NRC where he helped to implement an integrated national biotechnology program.…

Dr Kirk Schultz

Dr Kirk Schultz is the inaugural research chair in blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) at the BC Research Institute. Schultz is a pediatric oncologist and BMT physician at the BC Children’s Hospital, associate professor at the Univ of British Columbia (UBC) and principal investigator at the BC Research Institute for Children’s and Women’s Health. The…

Dr Mary Ellen Avery

Dr Mary Ellen Avery has been appointed president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), effective February 19. Avery is a renowned scientist best known for her discovery in the 1950s of respiratory stress in the lungs of newborn babies caused by a lack of subsurface agents. Her AAAS agenda includes studies…