Dr. Geoffrey Pickering named alumnus of distinction

Congratulations to Dr. Geoffrey Pickering, PhD'90, on receiving the Excellence in Basic Science Research Award as part of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's annual Alumni of Distinction Awards program.

Dr. Pickering has enjoyed an outstanding career as a clinician-scientist. He is a professor with the Department of Medicine with cross-appointment to the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry and a cardiologist at London Health Sciences Centre. He is also a scientist and co-director of the Vascular Biology Group at Robarts. Dr. Pickering is known for being a prolific researcher, gifted teacher and an exceptional mentor.

After receiving his medical degree and residency training in internal medicine, Dr. Pickering completed his cardiology residency at Western University in 1988. He began his PhD with the Department of Medical Biophysics in 1987. Following the completion of his PhD, Dr. Pickering completed post-doctoral training in vascular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pickering’s research identifies pathways by which muscles contribute to vascular disease. His laboratory has made advances in the field of smooth muscle cell motility, longevity and interactions with the extracellular matrix. He has published 83 original manuscripts and several review articles.

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