Dr. Douglas Wallace of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for his pioneering work in the field of mitochondrial genetics.
Dr. Wallace’s work has led to a treasure trove of insights into our genealogy, and has implications for understanding and treating a range of metabolic and degenerative diseases, cancer and aging. Dr. Wallace overcame many obstacles during his 47-year career journey, and is a true Champion of Science who emulates the tenacity and legacy of Johnson & Johnson’s own trailblazer, Dr. Paul Janssen.
The scientific community came together to celebrate Dr. Wallace during recent events in New York and Beerse, Belgium -- the home of Dr. Paul. Watch the video to see highlights from this year’s events!