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Meet Dr. Lesli Tari, recipient of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award 2017

Innovator. Entrepreneur.

Dr. Leslie Tari was working comfortably as an Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences 15 years ago when he got the call that would change the trajectory of his career. Recruited to direct the Protein Crystallography Department at Syrrx Inc., a young start-up company in San Diego, Dr. Tari joined a team that developed the first high-throughput crystallization and data collection platform for single crystal X-ray crystallography.

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Meet Dr. Karl Tibelius, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

Dr. Karl Tibelius has had the chance to see the world of research from both sides. He started his career in the lab as an active microbiology researcher alongside graduate students and other collaborators. Now as the Vice President of Genomics Programs for Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada, he facilitates research funding support, contributing to policies and program design.

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Meet Dr. Melanie Martin, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

Dr. Martin has become a visionary physicist who has pioneered the development of microscopic MRI techniques, applying them to the physiological changes in living tissues – work that has the potential to speed up and improve the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia.

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