Dr. Bruce Stillman, president and CEO of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has been awarded the 2019 Canada Cairdner International Award and also has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.
The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes researchers who have made seminal discoveries or contributions to biomedical science. Stillman is being honored for “pioneering research on the eukaryotic DNA replication cycles including initiation, regulation, and responses to DNA damage.”
The award is shared with Stillman’s collaborator Dr. John Diffley, associate director of the Francis Crick Institute and Dr. Stillman’s former postdoctoral fellow. The Gairdner Awards will be given to the honorees at the annual Canada Gairdner Awards Gala in Toronto on Oct. 24.
These two honors come from his research examining the process of DNA replication, and how errors in this process are involved in various diseases, including cancer.
“The entire faculty of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory joins me in congratulating Bruce on receiving this well-deserved and prestigious award honoring his groundbreaking research accomplishments in the field of DNA replication,” said CSHL Director of Research Dr. David Spector. “CSHL has benefited greatly from Bruce’s dedication to both basic research and his profound role as President and CEO, guiding the institution on a positive trajectory.”
Stillman was officially inducted into the AACR Academy at the AACR 2019 Annual Meeting on March 29. The AACR Academy recognizes and honors distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer.