Tak W. Mak, PhD, Selected for 2023 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research

Dr. Tak Mak

It has been announced that the Pezcoller Foundation–American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research will be presented to Tak W. Mak, PhD, Fellow of the AACR Academy, during the AACR Annual Meeting 2023, April 14-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Mak is a senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, as well as a University Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Hong Kong. He is being recognized for leading the group that cloned the human T-cell receptor beta chain, a key component of the immune response, which has helped stimulate a remarkable series of advances in cancer immunology research. He is also being recognized for his enormous contributions to cancer biology, highlighted by his generation of genetically modified mouse models, which have allowed for in-depth investigations into cancer initiation and progression.

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