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Marek Michalak, MSc, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS

Distinguished University Professor


1973                       M.Sc. Department of Cell Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland

1978                       Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland



2017-2022             Director, International Team, Cell Regulation and Molecular Medicine, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China

2018-2023             Honorary Professor, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China

2016-2018             Member of the Board, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

2015-2020             Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary

2015-2016             Provincial Lead, Discovery Research and Innovation (on secondment to the AI-HS)

2014                       Visiting Professor, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

2014-2017              Honorary Professor, University of Exeter Medical School, UK

2011                       Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta

2009-2013              Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

2004-2009              Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

2009                       Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

2002                       Professorship, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, (CNRS) Montpellier, France

1997-2004              Director, CIHR Membrane Protein Research Group, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

1995                       Zyma Foundation Visiting Professor, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

1994-2011              Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

1987                       Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Pediatrics, University of Alberta

1984                       Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

1983                       Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland.

1980                       Research Scientist, Molecular Genetics Group, BIO LOGICALS, Ottawa, Ontario

1978                       Postdoctoral Fellow, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto.


Selected Honors

2019                      The James Willerson Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences

2015                      Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)

2014                      Brain Pool Program Award, Korean Federation of Science and Technology

2013                       Murray Barr Award, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University, London, Ontario

2012                       Ken Bowman Research Award, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St-Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba

2012                       University Cup, University of Alberta

2009                       Excellence in Mentoring, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

2007                       Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

2002                       French Ministry of Science and Technology Professorship, University of Montpellier

1997-2007             Senior Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

1997-2007             Medical Scientist, Alberta Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)

1999                       AstraZeneca & Canadian Federation of Biological Sciences Award in Molecular Biology

1992-2002             Scientist, Senior Scientist, Medical Research Council of Canada

1986                       Young Investigator, Canadian Cardiovascular Society

1984-1989             Scholarship, Medical Research Council of Canada.

1984-1987             Scholarship, Canadian Heart Foundation

1978-1981             Postdoctoral Fellowship, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada

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