Sally Otto wins the 2023 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences

March 15, 2023
Sally Otto w/ Killam Prize recipients
From Speaker of the HoC @HoCSpeaker: "In the House May 18, 2023, this year’s laureates of the Killam Prize?, which acknowledges Canadian leaders whose work focuses on the biggest challenges of our time. The Killam Prize? is awarded to Canadian scholars who have distinguished themselves through sustained research excellence. Congratulations to the laureates: Pieter Cullis (Health Sciences), Sarah Otto (Natural Sciences), Ajay Heble (Humanities), Praveen Jain (Engineering), Charles M. Morin (Social Sciences)

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"Natural Sciences  –Sarah Otto, The University of British Columbia

Sarah (Sally) Otto is a Killam Professor and CRC Tier 1 Chair at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Otto is recognized globally for her many contributions to evolutionary biology. She has developed the mathematical foundation for the leading theory on the evolution of sexual reproduction in nature. Dr. Otto’s work has changed our understanding of the evolution of sexual reproduction and genome evolution. Dr. Otto is the world authority on a wide range of theoretical topics in evolution and has written the standard textbook on mathematical methods for ecology and evolutionary biology. Dr. Otto launched and directs the Liber Ero program, a Canadian-wide post-doctoral program supporting and developing leaders in conservation.  During the pandemic, she has been a co-leader of the BC COVID-19 modelling group and CoVaRR-Net’s ‘computational biology and modelling’ pillar. Dr. Otto’s research has resulted in 200 publications and a book, with ~25,000 citations."

Source: Killam Laureates

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