Welcome, Your Excellency David L. Cohen to LKSIoV!

22 February 2023

Portrait of David Cohen and Holly Waeger Monster

On February 22, we were honoured to have His Excellency David L. Cohen, US Ambassador to Canada, and Mrs. Holly Waeger Monster visit the University of Alberta and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.  


David Cohen, Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, Holly Waeger Monster

Dr. Tyrrell shared some facts about the global impact of various viruses, like Hep B and C, and some breakthrough research being conducted at the U of A.

David Cohen poses with Dr. Lorne Tyrrell while holding the Nobel Prize medal in his hands

His Excellency is shown the Nobel Prize Medal won by our own Dr. Michael Houghton, Dr. Harvey Alter (NIH) and Dr. Charles Rice (Rockefeller University) in 2020 for the discovery of the Hep C virus.