Sir James Black Medal

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


The RSE Sir James Black Medal recognises exceptional achievements in life sciences by a senior career researcher. This award meets with the Society’s strategic objective of increasing public understanding of science and the arts and humanities.

Professor Cantrell was awarded for their work on identifying multiple fundamentally important signal transduction pathways in T lymphocytes and pioneering contributions on the mechanisms controlling the function of these key immune cells. Her use of high-resolution mass spectrometry reveals dynamic proteome changes in T cells triggered by immune activation, exposure to inflammatory cytokines and different environmental stimuli.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsRoyal Society of Edinburgh