Graham George and Jo-Anne Dillon are among 89 new fellows to be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada this year.
Graham George is a world leader in X-ray spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation imaging. Through his work as the Canada Research Chair in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, George uses the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to analyze the molecular nature of metals and other heavy elements in living systems and the environment. He has contributed to advances in the fields of bioinorganic chemistry, molecular toxicology, fuel chemistry and environmental science.
Jo-Anne Dillon is a widely reputed expert in sexually transmitted diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Dillon has developed pioneering technologies for the study of antibiotic resistance and transmission of microorganisms such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae. She was dean of the College of Arts and Science from 2004–2011, was the founding chief of the Health Canada National Laboratory for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and is currently head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine.
Election to the Royal Society of Canada is among the highest honours awarded to Canadian scholars. Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievements in their fields.