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null John Bergeron named to Order of Canada

The RI-MUHC researcher is recognized for excellence in the field of proteomics

John Bergeron, D.Phil., was formerly a senior scientist in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
John Bergeron, D.Phil., was formerly a senior scientist in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

John Bergeron, D.Phil., has been appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to scientific excellence in the field of proteomics as a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University.

John Bergeron pioneered research to characterize the complement of proteins found in organelles, which are small intracellular compartments responsible for cell homeostasis. Now a professor emeritus, he has distinguished himself through his highly cited studies of the proteins in human and animal organs, uncovering their functions in health and disease.

As the Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill from 1996 to 2009, and as the Co-Director of the Laboratory of Systems Medicine and Cell Biology in the Department of Medicine, he has demonstrated his leadership in academic and administrative affairs.

John Bergeron is a Rhodes Scholar and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), and he was previously awarded the RSC’s McLaughlin Medal. He was also honoured with the Human Proteome Organization Discovery Award in 2010. In 2015 he was awarded the Research Canada Leadership Award in recognition of his efforts in advocating for Canadian health research.

In 2016 he was awarded the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement. The McGill Medal is awarded to retired members of the University’s academic staff who are uniquely deserving in light of their exceptional contributions to their discipline, to the University and to society at large.

In 2018 he was inducted as Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec, the highest distinction awarded by the province.

Source: McGill Reporter

January 10, 2023