2006 Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. Robert Church is Professor Emeritus of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary. He was founding Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Associate Dean Medical Research.
His research in developmental genetics, genome organization, gene expression and embryo manipulation has resulted in over 250 publications and invitations for presentations to medical sciences, biotechnology and animal production meetings. Bob has been a consultant to medical technologies, biotechnology, embryo manipulation and livestock management businesses worldwide.
Dr. Church, a Member of the Order of Canada, was inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1991; received the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1993; named Chief Black Eagle of Treaty #7 Tribes in 1990; presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Medal in 2002 and the Growing Alberta Distinguished Leadership award in 2003; and was recently inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Dr. Church is a Past Chair of the Alberta Science and Research Authority, Past President of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and has served as a Director for many companies, including Connaught Laboratories Ltd., Biostar Inc., CV Technologies, Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization, Alta Genetics Inc., CIBA-Geigy Ltd., Neurospheres Ltd., and Vencap Equities Ltd.