Dr. B. Brett Finlay, O.C., O.B.C. F.R.S.C., F.C.A.H.S. – Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia &
Dr. Jessica Finlay, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Brett Finlay’s research is at the forefront of the field of cellular microbiology, making several fundamental discoveries in this area that have made him the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Dr. Finlay is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2018. Jessica M. Finlay specializes in environmental gerontology and clinical geography. She has authored publications in leading health, geography, and gerontology journals, including The Professional Geographer, Social Science & Medicine, The Gerontologist, and Ageing & Society. Brett and Jessica Finlay have co-authored The Whole-Body Microbiome: How to Harness Microbes— Inside and Out—for Lifelong Health (2018).