Jane Green, O.C., O.N.L.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Jane Green has been at the forefront of genetic research for almost 40 years. A former professor at Memorial University, she worked closely with Newfoundland families to discover the genetic mutations of inherited diseases. Her research led to a new understanding of the molecular and clinical basis of certain diseases, notably vision loss and hereditary cancers, and to the development of new screening methods. Her groundbreaking work has led to a leading-edge research facility at Memorial and to many research partnerships throughout Canada.