Medical Genetics Prof. Ann Rose has won an Outstanding Alumni Award from Simon Fraser University.

Rose, who graduated from SFU with a PhD in 1979, was honoured for her contributions to genetics research. She has identified a number of genes in a species of roundworm that have functions in common with human genes.

Rose leads an international research team developing a genetic toolkit for biomedical researchers working on basic biological processes, human cancers and hereditary diseases.

As a result of her work with the International Genome Project, she is now the director of a Canada-wide genome analysis network.