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The 2020 Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize

The winner of the Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize Award for 2020 is Dr. Bernard Brais.  Dr. Bernard Brais is a neurologist, co-director of the Rare Neurological Diseases group of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.  He completed his MDCM, Neurology residency and PhD at McGill. He is also trained as a historian […]

The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize for 2017

This year The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize, named in memory of Jacob’s beloved doctor, recognizes the outstanding work of Mustafa Sahin M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Sahin is a specialist in the field of childhood neurological diseases and currently holds the position of Director, Translational Neuroscience Center and  Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. […]

Professor Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D, winner of The Norman Saunders Jacob’s Ladder International Research Prize 2016

Each year Jacob’s Ladder gives an award to an outstanding scientist in the field of genetics research.  In memory and honour of Jacob’s beloved doctor this award was re-named The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize.  Through this initiative noted recipients from around the world have come to Toronto to share their research.  This […]

Jacob’s Ladder honours Dr. Berge Minassian, MD CM, FRCP (C) as recipient of the Norman Saunders Jacob’s Ladder International Research Prize for 2014.

Dr. Minassian graduated from McGill medical school and obtained his training in Neurology from UCLA. He returned to Canada and trained in paediatric epilepsy with Dr. Carter Snead, and genetics with Drs. Lap-Chee Tsui and Stephen Scherer. During his training, he wrote a seminal paper on epilepsy surgery and in time discovered the two causative […]