Dr .Shana Kelley, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and Director, Division of Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, has been named to this year’s Top 40 Under 40.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious national program founded and managed by the Caldwell Partners to celebrate leaders of today and tomorrow and to honour Canadians below the age of 40 who have achieved a significant level of success. The program is designed to promote mentorship and professional development by introducing these leaders to the established business community and by promoting them as role models for young Canadians. In choosing the recipients, the board at Caldwell Partners considers the nominees’ vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and growth/development strategy.

In an interview with News @University of Toronto, Shana said that this recognition is especially meaningful to her.

“I think it’s quite important that those of us who pursue careers in academics make sure that we maximize the tangible positive impact we make — whether it be through our research or teaching or whatever we pursue as faculty,” said Kelley. “This award recognizes impact and thus I think it encourages us to be all we can be.”