Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Ph.D.C h a i r
Professor Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, a molecular biologist and developmental geneticist, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, which he joined in 1998. He is the founding Director of the Developmental and Regenerative Biology Program at Harvard Medical School. From 1999-2007 . . .
Sidney Altman, Ph.D.
Professor Sidney Altman, a biochemist and molecular biologist, is Professor at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. He did his undergraduate work at MIT and earned his Ph.D.at the University of Colorado. After postdoctoral work at Harvard and at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, he joined the Yale faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1971. He served as Chair of his . . .
David Baltimore, Ph.D.
Professor David Baltimore, a virologist and immunologist, is President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. After his undergraduate work at Swarthmore College, his Ph.D. at Rockefeller University, and postdoctoral work at MIT, he joined the Salk Institute in 1965. In 1968 he was recruited to MIT where he stayed until 1990 as a Professor of Biology and the first head of the MIT . . .
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D.
Professor Blackburn is Professor Emerita in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Throughout her long career in science, Dr. Blackburn has been a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research, having discovered the molecular nature of telomeres – the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving the genetic information – and co-discovered the ribonucleoprotein enzyme, telomerase. She is also known for her championing . . .
Vincent Colot, Ph.D.
Vincent Colot, a molecular geneticist, is a CNRS Director of Research, group leader and currently head of the section Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Institut de Biologie of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Paris. He was trained at the Institut National Agronomique, Paris and earned his Ph.D. from University of Paris (Orsay) for work carried out at the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge, UK. During his early career as a CNRS research scientist . . .
Edith Heard, Ph.D.
Professor Edith Heard, a geneticist, is Professor of Epigenetics and Cellular Memory at the Collège de France and director of the Genetics and Developmental Biology Department at the Institut Curie, Paris. She did her undergraduate work at Cambridge University and earned her Ph.D. at the ICRF (London). During her post-doc at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, she began her work on mammalian X-chromosome inactivation and the role and . . .
Tomas Kirchhausen, Ph.D.
Professor Tomas Kirchhausen, a cellular and structural biologist, is Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, Springer Family Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Investigator at the Program of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. After his undergraduate work in Peru, a Ph.D. from the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, and . . .
Daniel Louvard, Ph.D.
Professor Daniel Louvard, a cell biologist, is Professor Emeritus at the Institut Pasteur and Honorary Director of the Research Center of Institut Curie in Paris, Emeritus Research Director CNRS. After two Ph.D.’s, one in biochemistry (1973) and one in physical sciences (1976), Professor Louvard was appointed group leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in 1978, when the lab was created. He moved back to France in . . .
Gerald Rubin, Ph.D.
Professor Gerald Rubin, a geneticist and molecular biologist, is a Vice President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Executive Director of its Janelia Research Campus. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from MIT and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, working at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 1974. After postdoctoral work at Stanford he joined the Harvard Medical School and subsequently . . .
John Sedat, Ph.D.
Professor John Sedat is a member of the National Academy of Science (USA) and is Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. His scientific efforts have been directed toward deciphering higher order chromosome structure and providing original . . .