Dr. William R. Driedzic appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Dr. Bill Driedzic

Dr. Driedzic was honoured with the appointment to the CFI Board of Directors on September 12th in Ottawa by Dr. Kevin P. D. Smith, Chair of the Board of Directors.

"As a practising researcher, Dr. Driedzic brings a range of scientific knowledge to the CFI Board," said Dr. Smith. "And with many years of experience serving on various committees, I am certain he will be an effective advocate for the CFI."

Dr. Driedzic, who is a professor at the Ocean Sciences Centre and with the Department of Biology, is one of Canada's leading fish physiologists and is currently the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Marine Bioscience at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His primary research exploits the unique properties of marine organisms to address human disease issues such as diabetes and cardiac ischemia. He has also worked in applied biology in the area of aquaculture. {read more}

Sep 14th, 2011

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