Siegfried Hekimi, McGill University, Canada
After completing his undergraduate degree in Geneva, Hekimi first engaged in a career as a professional cyclist, participating in such well-known races as the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. He later renewed with his true calling by completing a PhD in Geneva and a post-doctoral stay at the MRC in Cambridge, UK. Hekimi then joined McGill University where he holds two endowed chairs, the Strathcona Chair of Zoology, and the Campbell Chair of Developmental Biology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has been awarded the Society’s Flavelle Medal for outstanding contribution to biological science.
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