A Canadian leader in cell biology and anatomy
Dr. Leblond was responsible for the development of a number of essential techniques advancing the field of anatomy and cell biology. In particular, the technique of autoradiography has been critical in allowing researchers to visualize radioactively labelled tissues and/or cells under the microscope. Many of his concepts were considered to be unconventional at the time, but his progressive thought and meticulous methodology endured. His discoveries had a tremendous impact on the scientific community and led to many important discoveries that fundamentally advanced our understanding of anatomy and cell biology.