New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
April 30, 2013
New members of National Academy of Sciences elected

Election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors that can be earned by a U.S. scientist.  In recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original biomedical research, three Damon Runyon alumni were inducted this April: 
Stephen M. Beverley, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘79-‘81), Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Chair, Department of molecular microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis
Daniel A. Portnoy, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘83-‘85), Professor of biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, Department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley
Robert H. Singer, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘70-‘72), Co-director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center, and Professor and Co-chair, Department of anatomy and structural biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx