Dr. Leonard Foster Receives UBC Killam Research Prize

Dr. Leonard Foster

Dr. Leonard Foster

Dr. Leonard Foster, Director of the Centre for High-Throughput Biology, and an Investigator with the Centre for Blood Research, has been awarded a highly prestigious UBC Killam Research Prize, recognizing his outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

Prof. Foster was one of three recipients of the prize in the Applied Science, Sciences – Senior Category. The winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science, and medicine.

Each spring, the Office of the Vice President Research & International hosts an awards reception to recognize outstanding UBC researchers. This year the reception was held on Wednesday, March 30, in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

Dr. Foster’s research group focuses on using quantitative proteomics to study biological systems. They investigate a wide range of topics including pathogen invasion, infection, protein localization, and mapping protein interactions.

One of his novel projects, extensively covered by the media, involves “using molecular diagnostics to selectively breed queen bees that are resistant to disease and produce more honey” – reported Metro News.