Connie Eaves, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Dr. Eaves holds a BA in Biology & Chemistry and a MSc in Genetics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Manchester, UK. Following post-doctoral training in experimental hematology at the Ontario Cancer Institute under Dr. James Till in collaboration with Dr. Ernest McCulloch, she joined the faculty of the BC Cancer Agency and UBC in 1973. In 1981, she and her husband co-founded the Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency. In the same year, she led one of the first Terry Fox-funded Program Projects to be awarded and remains an active participant of this program that has been continuously renewed ever since. Dr. Eaves’ internationally recognized research program addresses fundamental questions in normal and cancer stem cell biology, with a particular focus on the development and use of methods to characterize rare, functionally defined cells of the blood-forming system, the mammary gland, leukemia, and breast cancer. She has published more than 500 papers and has a long track record as a scientific leader and devoted mentor of trainees at all levels. She has also been a lifelong contributor to the development of science policy and management in Canada and abroad and has received numerous national and international awards for her many and diverse accomplishments.
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