Stollery Science Lab

In life, there are all kinds of stars. Hockey. Football. TV. But few stand out more than the seven star researchers chosen to be Distinguished Researchers within the Stollery Science Lab.
This innovative child health research program is made possible thanks to a $5 million donation over five years from our generous donors. The program is a partnership between our Foundation, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute and the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

The Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researchers are experts in their fields who are ready to take their children’s health projects to the next level. They are passionate scientists, confident communicators and engaging ambassadors. They were chosen from among 34 applicants, whose proposals were reviewed by our partners, families and patients. Read below about their leading-edge research and the difference they’re making for children and families right in our own backyard and across the globe.

Todd Hex

Todd Alexander wants to develop better treatments for his young patients with kidney disease. Learn more.


Lisashannon Hex

Lisa Hartling and Shannon Scott are helping parents to be more involved in their children’s health care. Learn more.


Michael Hex

Michael Hawkes is harnessing the sun’s power to reduce childhood deaths in the developing world. Learn more.

Andrew Hex

Andrew Mackie is working to make the transition from pediatric to adult care less stressful for patients and families. Learn more.


Kate Hex

Kate Storey is a passionate advocate for children’s health – and believes our path to holistic wellness is through inspired youth. Learn more.


Lonnie Hex

Lonnie Zwaigenbaum is developing a screening tool that can detect Autism Spectrum Disorder in children as young as six months old. Learn more.


Through your generosity, you make a life-changing difference for Stollery kids and their families. Please give generously today in support of specialized children’s health research, programs, equipment and training.

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Photo credit:
Alexander: University of Alberta
Hartling and Scott: Paul Swanson Photography
Hawkes: Michael Hawkes
Mackie: Bluefish Studios
Storey: University of Alberta, School of Public Health
Zwaigenbaum: Laughing Dog Photography