Titia de Lange, PhD receives 2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Research

Dr. Titia de Lange (Leon Hess Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics at Rockefeller University and Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging in 1998) was honored with the 2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Research for her research on telomeres, the specialized structures that cap the ends of chromosomes and play a vital role in maintaining genome stability and protecting cells from aging and cancer. The Vilcek Prizes are given to honor and publicize the accomplishments of foreign-born scientists and artists who make lasting contributions to society in the United States through extraordinary achievement in biomedical research or in arts and letters. Two prizes are awarded each year, one in biomedical research and one in a selected field of arts or humanities. Maria Freire, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, presented the 2011 Vilcek Prizes for Biomedical Science at the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards presentation dinner in New York City in April. For further information see: http://www.vilcek.org/prizes/prize-recipients/2011/index.html.

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