Tyrrell, Dr. D.L.J.

1993 Winner: Outstanding Leadership In Alberta Science

Promising Work in Infectious Disease Research

The search to find a cure for Hepatitis B, a disease affecting some 100,000 Canadians, is being lead in Canada by Dr. Tyrrell. His work has resulted in the discovery of a promising compound which has been recognized internationally for its potential in the search for a cure for Hepatitis B. Dr. Tyrrell’s work with The University of Alberta includes medical education and the direct care of patients who are being treated for infectious diseases. Dr. Tyrrell’s expertise in infectious diseases was largely responsible for Glaxo Canada’s funding of a $15 million research centre – The University of Alberta Glaxo Heritage Research Institute – designed to further work in virus treatment and prevention. His work includes more than 200 publications related to research and treatment protocols.