Congratulations to Professor and Chair Ulli Tepass who was just elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – one of the highest scientific honours given in Canada! The Royal Society of Canada’s citations for Ulli states:
Ulrich Tepass, Department of Cell & Systems Biology
Tepass is an international leader in the analysis of epithelial cell polarity and cell adhesion using the genetic model organism, the fruit fly. He was among the first to characterize an epithelial polarity factor in 1990, and since then has made numerous seminal contributions to our understanding of the molecular regulation of cell polarity and adhesion and the developmental significance of these processes. The fundamental insights that this work has generated are relevant for our understanding of human disease, including blindness and most forms of cancer.