Faculty of Medicine,
University of Manitoba,
Naranjan S. Dhalla,CM OM FRSCborn 1936) is aCanadiancardiovascularresearch scientist focusing on cardiovascularpathophysiologyandtherapyofheart disease.Dhalla is recognized as a world leader in heart research. His laboratory employs a variety of experimental models to investigate a wide range of cardiovascular diseases at the subcellular and molecular levels.Born in Ghanieke,Punjab,India, he received aBachelor of Sciencein Physics and Chemistry fromPanjab Universityin 1956, an A.I.C. in Chemistry from the Institution of Chemists inCalcutta, India in 1961, a Master of Science in Pharmacology fromUniversity of Pennsylvaniain 1963, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Pennsylvania in 1965.In 1968, he joined theUniversity of Manitobaas an assistant professor in physiology. In 1972, he became an associate professor and a full professor in 1974. In 1991, he was appointed a distinguished professor of physiology. From 1996 to 2006, he was the director ofSt. Boniface HospitalResearch Centre's Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. He currently serves as the executive director of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.