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Douglas Green elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Douglas Green, PhD, in lab

Douglas Green, PhD, the St. Jude Department of Immunology chair, was named an international fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. He was elected by peers for his outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement. Membership is the highest honor an individual can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences in Canada.

The Royal Society of Canada is an assembly of independent scholars, researchers and creative people, who provide intellectual leadership for the betterment of Canada and the world.

Green joined St. Jude in 2005, and is a highly cited scientist who has made seminal contributions to our understanding of cell death and cell survival, especially in cancer and in the immune system. His work has changed how we think about the function of the mitochondria, which not only provide energy to the cell but are also the focus of the “switch” between cellular life and death.

The 2018 fellows and members were welcomed into the Royal Society of Canada at a ceremony November 16, in Halifax, during the Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.