Dr. Strynadka elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society

Strynadka Professor Natalie Strynadka from the Centre for Blood Research was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society and will be formally welcomed to the Society on July 10, 2015, the Admission Day.

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. Their mission is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Fellows are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science. There are approximately 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members elected across the world and their numbers include 80 Nobel Laureates.

Dr. Natalie Strynadka was elected because of her pioneering work in the study of proteins and protein assemblies essential to bacterial pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance. Her agenda-setting dissection of the membrane assemblies involved in infection, virulence and bacterial cell wall synthesis is having major impact in the development of therapeutic agents; both antibiotics and vaccines.

See the UBC Faculty of Medicine announcement here.