Department of Physiology

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Jun 13, 2019

Graham Collingridge receives Queen’s Birthday Honours

We are delighted to announce that Graham Collingridge, our own former Chair (2015-2019) and current Professor within the Department of Physiology, is named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Queen's Birthday Honours are appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. The Birthday Honours are awarded as part of the Queen’s Official Birthday celebrations during the month of June.

Graham was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his transformative work in our understanding of the cellular basis of memory and its role in brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

I am delighted to receive this honour, which recognizes the work of the many researchers who I have had the great pleasure to work alongside in my laboratories in Vancouver, Sydney, Bristol, Birmingham and Toronto. Making progress in such complex disorders requires a highly multidisciplinary and collaborative approach and nowhere that I have been has such a great collaborative research spirit as Toronto. My current works benefits enormously from collaborations with other members of the Department of Physiology, in particular, Zheng-Ping Jia, Mike Salter, Lu-Yang Wang and Min Zhuo”.

Graham Collingridge

Graham, is currently the Director of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative diseases within the Faculty of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital.

“On behalf of the entire department, I would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Graham for this monumental achievement and to thank him for his ongoing contributions to the Toronto neuroscience research community.”

Scott Heximer, Interim Chair