Nahum Sonenberg, PhD
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Nahum Sonenberg, PhD

McGill University, Professor
Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry

Nahum Sonenberg, PhD, is a professor and Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry in the department of biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal. Sonenberg studies the molecular basis of the control of protein synthesis in eukaryotic cells and its importance in diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, and neurological diseases. His investigations include:

He is a recipient of the Robert L. Noble Prize of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, the Killiam Prize for Health Sciences, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, and the Wolf Prize in Medicine, among many others, and is an officer of the Order of Canada.