Victor Ling, OC OBC is an award-winning Canadian researcher in the field of medicine. Ling's research focuses on drug resistance in cancer. He is best known for his discovery of P-glycoprotein, one of the proteins responsible for multidrug resistance.
Ling was born in China, and emigrated to Canada as a child. He graduated from North Toronto Collegiate in 1962. He received his bachelor's degree in 1966 from the University of Toronto and his PhD in 1969 from the University of British Columbia. He undertook post-doctoral training with nobel-laureate Dr. Fred Sanger at Cambridge University. Ling is currently Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Vice-President, Discovery at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- 1990, awarded the Gairdner Award from the Gairdner Foundation for outstanding contributions to medical science
- 1991, awarded the Charles F. Kettering Prize
- 1991, awarded the Steiner Award, the highest honour in cancer research
- 1994, awarded the Robert L. Noble Prize by the National Cancer Institute of Canada
- 2000, appointed to the Order of British Columbia
- 2006, awarded an honorary doctorate from Trinity Western University.
- 2008, made an Officer of the Order of Canada
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