Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

HHMI portrait scientists at Janelia FarmsElaine Fuchs, the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City, has been selected to received the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Fuchs, who also serves as the director of the Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University, conducts research on skin diseases and cancer stem cells.

The Vanderbilt Prize honors women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science. Dr. Fuchs will be honored and will deliver a lecture in Nashville on March 30, 2017.

Dr. Fuchs is a graduate of the University of Illinois where she majored in chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Princeton University in New Jersey and then did postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1980, Dr. Fuchs became the first woman to serve on the biochemistry faculty at the University of Chicago. She joined the faculty at Rockefeller University on 2002.

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