Dr. Benjamin Neel

Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of Research, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, www.theprincessmargaret.ca, is an internationally recognized cancer biologist specialized in the field of cell signaling. His research focuses on the role of protein-tyrosine phosphatase enzymes in the development of cancer and congenital disease. He also has interests in breast and ovarian cancer drug discovery. He’s Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Medical Biophysics. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in signal transduction and disease. He came to Toronto in 2007 from Harvard Medical School, where he was William B. Castel Professor of Medicine. In 2003, he received a MERIT award (renewed in 2008) from the National Institutes of Health. He’s the only MERIT award recipient in Canada. In 2009, he received a Premier’s Summit Award in Ontario for excellence in medical research. He’s a graduate of Cornell University, Rockefeller University and Cornell University Medical College.