Dr. Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre, is the 2013 recipient of the Royal Society of Canada’s McLaughlin Medal.

The McLaughlin Medal was established to recognize distinguished achievement in medical sciences in Canada. The medal is awarded annually if there is a suitable candidate. Dr. Sonenberg has performed fundamental work on the control of protein synthesis in cancer, autism, learning and memory and microRNA function.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta.

September 10, 2013