Microbiology award for Dr. Mark Wainberg
Dr. Mark Wainberg, head of HIV/AIDS research in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been awarded the 2014 Cubist-ICAAC (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy) Award, the most prestigious honour of the American Society for Microbiology. The award was bestowed in recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in antimicrobial research.
Dr. Wainberg, who is also Director of the McGill AIDS Centre, is among the world’s leading microbiologists, having made significant contributions in developing antiretroviral therapies to treat HIV and to understanding the mechanisms of drug resistance that have made the disease so difficult to contain. A Past President of the International AIDS Society, he has also been a strong advocate for wider access to anti-HIV drugs in developing countries.