The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine


One of Canada's most prestigious medical research prizes

Robarts and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry proudly present the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine.

The prize, which consists of a cash award of $40,000, is awarded to one or more individuals who have made significant contributions to basic or clinical research in a specific field.

Robarts Research Institute and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, strive for research excellence in diverse areas including neuroscience, infectious disease, cancer, imaging, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular disease.

You are invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within a field of research, determined annually, that reflects a principal area of research at Robarts and the Schulich School of Medicine and dentistry.

Nominate a researcher before May 31, 2023

2023 research theme: Innovation and Discovery in Biotherapeutics for Cardiovascular Disease

How to nominate

Please direct electronic nominations to:

Dr. Robert Bartha at
Chair, Taylor Prize Selection Committee

Questions concerning the nomination process can be directed to Rebecca Nash, at

Nomination package contents

  • A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's contributions to the research theme. The letter should include clear descriptions of seminal work that has had a major impact on the field and the extent of the translational impact of the work on clinical populations.
  • A full CV of the nominee(s)

A peer jury of internal and external experts will assess nominees to identify the prize winner or winners.

2022 Taylor Prize Winner

Congratulations to Xiaowei Zhuang, PhD, of Harvard University. With her pioneering work in super-resolution imaging and genome-scale imaging techniques, Dr. Zhuang is making great strides in the area of molecular imaging of the brain.


Dr. Zhuang delivering the keynote at the 2022 Taylor Prize gala dinner