Elaine Fuchs, PhD, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will present "Stem Cells in the Skin and Their Lineages" Monday (July 18) at noon in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute auditorium, Room 170. Dr. Fuchs is also the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at the Rockefeller University.
Dr. Fuchs is one of the most cited scientists today and has published dozens of papers in the journals Nature, Cell and Science. She received her PhD in biochemistry from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of The University of Chicago. She has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1988, and has been the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University since 2002.
Among Dr. Fuchs's numerous honors and awards are the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award in the Life Sciences, the Charlotte Friend Memorial Lecture Award from the American Association for Cancer Research, the National Medal of Science, the Bering Award, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Award for Scientific Excellence, the Dickson Prize in Medicine, the Novartis/Drew Award in Biomedical Research, and the Women in Cell Biology Senior Women's Career Achievement Award.
She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She was named one of the Nation's Outstanding Scientists by the White House in 1985 and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Illinois and the Mount Sinai and New York University Medical Schools.
Please join us for an enlightening presentation by one of the nation's most distinguished scientists Monday at noon in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute auditorium.