Dr John Dick
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
A new understanding of blood cells
By developing new ways to study single cells, Dr John Dick at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network in Toronto, showed that specialized blood cells develop much more quickly from stem cells than previously thought, changing the “textbook” view of how blood cells are made. This paradigm shift could open up new opportunities for understanding blood cancers and how to treat them.
Reference: Science, November 2015