Award: Gregor Reid receives Murray Award for Career Achievement

By Robert DeLaet, Lawson Health Research Institute

Dr. Gregor Reid, a pioneer in the field of human microbiome and probiotics research, has been awarded with the 2018 Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) Murray Award for Career Achievement. He accepted his award at the CSM meeting in Winnipeg in June 2018.

Dr. Reid is responsible for advancing our knowledge of how beneficial microbes, especially bacteria, contribute to health. During his outstanding career, Dr. Reid has crafted the global definition of probiotics and developed novel therapies used by millions. He has held 28 patents, published 522 peer-reviewed papers and given over 600 talks in 54 countries. He has a Google H-factor of 87 with over 27,400 citations. Through his work at Lawson Health Research Institute and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dr. Reid continues advancing our understanding of health and disease.

“It's very rewarding when colleagues in your field recognize your achievements,” said Dr. Reid, a scientist and assistant director at Lawson Health Research Institute and professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. “I have been a member of the CSM since the 1980s and many distinguished scientists have been recipients of this award. In Dr. Bob Murray's 100th year, it is especially wonderful to join this impressive list.”

The prestigious CSM Murray Award for Career Achievement is named after Professor Bob Murray and his father Dr. E.G.D. Murray for their vast contributions to the microbiology mission in Canada.