Brett Finlay awarded Prix Galien Canada

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Dr. B. Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor and UBC Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Microbiology and Immunology, has been awarded the Prix Galien Canada Research Award 2014.

The award is presented to the researcher or the research team judged by the Jury to have made the most significant contribution to pharmaceutical research in Canada.

"I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the Prix Galien Research Award 2014," says Dr. Finlay. "Our hope is that our most recent research into the microbiota and its effect on diarrhea and asthma will help to deliver new preventions and treatments."

The award is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation. Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. The Prix Galien Canada is a branch of Innovation Life Canada.

Please join the Institute in congratulating Dr. Finlay on this prestigious award.