Drs. Sally Otto and Pieter Cullis receive 2023 NRC Killam Prizes

March 15, 2023

UBC's Drs. Sally Otto and Pieter Cullis have received 2023 NRC Killam Prizes.

The National Killam Program announced today the 2023 Killam Prize and Dorothy Killam Fellowship winners, recognizing the inclusive collaborators, research leaders and barrier breakers who are driving the future of Canada.

The recipients included UBC's Dr. Sally Otto, University Killam Professor and professor of zoology in the Faculty of Science as well as Dr. Pieter Cullis, from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Otto was awarded the prize in Natural Sciences, while Dr. Cullis received the prize for Health Sciences.

The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have distinguished themselves through sustained research excellence, making a significant impact in their respective fields of engineering, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. A prize of $100,000 is awarded to each Killam Prize winner.

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