Dr. Angelika Amon
Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research, MIT and Winner of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Science
Angelika Amon received her B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. In 1999, she joined the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Department of Biology where she holds the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Chair for Cancer Research. Dr. Amon’s honors include the 2003 Alan T. Waterman Award, the 2007 Paul Marks Prize, the 2008 National Academy of Sciences Molecular Biology Award, the 2013 Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Science and the 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Dr. Amon is a Member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Academy of Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Science, and a Foreign Associate to EMBO.
At the Koch Institute Dr. Amon studies the molecular mechanisms that control cell growth and division. Dr. Amon also studies how errors in this process lead to diseases such as cancer and Down Syndrome and how they impact the aging process. She uses the budding yeast S. cerevisiae as a model system to study these questions and probes discoveries made in yeast in both mouse and human cells.
Monday, March 25 at 5:30pm
Cardinal Cushing Library, Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall
400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA