Dr. Peter Zandstra appointed Member of the Order of Canada

Dr. Peter Zandstra is appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for his pioneering leadership in the field of stem cell bioengineering and its subsequent innovative health and economic impacts. This honour is bestowed upon Canadians that “…make extraordinary contributions to the nation.” As Director of both the Michael Smith Laboratories and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Zandstra has made enormous inroads into stem cell derived immunotherapies for chronic diseases. He is also the co-founder of the two biotechnology companies, ExCellThera and Notch Therapeutics. With over two decades of groundbreaking work in the fields of biotechnology and regenerative medicine, this appointment recognizes both Zandstra’s accomplishments and his contributions to the future health of Canadians.