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Mick Bhatia Receives Young Scientist Award

Published: June 5, 2009
Mick Bhatia
Dr. Mick Bhatia, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and scientific director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCCRI)

The scientific director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, has received the Young Scientist Award from the Canadian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology (CSBMCB).

Mick Bhatia was presented the award at the CSBMCB annual meeting this week. His award talk was entitled "Cellular and molecular characterization of human pluripotent stem cells."

The CSBMCB Young Scientist Award (formerly the Merck Frosst Prize) is an annual award established by the society to recognize outstanding research in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology in Canada.

Bhatia is recognized as a leader in Canada in the field of human stem cell biology and embryonic stem cells.  A professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, he is the inaugural holder of the endowed Chair in Stem Cell and Cancer Biology. He also holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology.

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