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Nine professors named Royal Society Fellows

Published Tue Sep 9th 2014

 (Tuesday September 9, 2014, By Anne Craig, Communications Officer)
     Nine Queen’s University faculty members have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the highest number of inductees the university has had in one year. Fellowship in the RSC is one of the highest recognitions for Canadian academics in the arts, humanities, and the social and natural sciences.
     The nine newest fellows from Queen’s have a wide range of research interests including health, environmental issues, history, bullying prevention and chemistry. 
     “Queen’s is renowned for its excellent research and teaching, in part thanks to the contributions of faculty members like these,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “I am proud to see so many individuals recognized in a single year, especially given our institution’s modest size.”
     The nine new Royal Society members are: Erwin Buncel, Francois Rouget, W. George Lovell, Peter Milliken, Wendy Craig, Roger Deeley, John Burge, Ian McKay and Myra Hird.
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     Roger Deeley (Cancer Research Institute), a pioneer who has developed approaches to cloning novel genes based solely on their level of activity. Application of these approaches led to the discovery of a multidrug resistance protein, a drug efflux pump associated with resistance to chemotherapy in cancer, and some forms of leukemia.
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     For more information about the Royal Society visit the website.
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