Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

“Il débordait d’enthousiasme et était doué d’une intelligence remarquable.”

© Irma Coucill & CMHF
2004 Intronisé

James Till PhD

Né: 
le 25 août 1931 à Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Études: 
PhD - Université Yale
Ensemble, le Dr James Till et le Dr Ernest McCulloch ont ébloui le monde scientifique avec leur découverte des cellules souches transplantables. En 1961, leur étude révolutionnaire sur la sensibilité aux radiations des cellules normales de moelle osseuse de souris a établi, pour la première fois, une méthode quantitative d’étude des cellules souches individuelles de moelle osseuse adulte. En collaboration avec le Dr Lou Siminovitch, pionnier de la biologie moléculaire au Canada, ils ont prouvé que les cellules de moelle osseuse étaient capables de se renouveler.

D r Till His Obtained BA and MA in physics at the University of Saskatchewan, and undertook Reviews some of His early work with D r Harold Johns . His postdoctoral studies brought him to the University of Toronto, where he was recruited by Dr. Johns to work at the Ontario Cancer Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital. An important partnership was established when Dr. Till combined his experience in biophysics with the experience of Dr. Ernest McCulloch in hematology.Together, they have made many contributions to understanding the normal and abnormal development of blood cells, while stem cells revolutionized cancer treatment and laid the groundwork for regenerative medicine. Their work has fueled the emergence of the biomedical industry in Canada and around the world.

Since the 1980s, Dr. Till's research area has expanded to include work on quality of life and clinical and epidemiological studies, as well as studies on research ethics, on decision-making behaviors cancer patients and those at high risk of cancer, and the influence of the Internet as a source of information, support and representation.

D r Till HAS is served Numerous national and international committees and leadership positions Numerous HAS Held, Including the University of Toronto and the Canadian National Cancer Institute. In 1969, he received the Gairdner Foundation International Prize (with Dr. McCulloch) and in 1994, he was made an officer of the Order of Canada. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society of London.

D r Till and Dr. Ernest McCulloch Were Nominated and inducted together in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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James Till (né en 1931) et Dr Ernest McCulloch (1926-2011) : jeter les bases de la médecine régénérative