Thomas R. Cech#


Thomas R. Cech
Email:president 'at' hhmi.org
Membership Number:1910
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:tcech
Homepage: http://cechlab.colorado.edu





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2009 Director, University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute
  • 2000 – 2009 President at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 1983 Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Genetics at University of Colorado
  • 1978 - 1983 Teacher at University of Colorado
  • 1975 - 1977 Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1975 PhD in Chemistry at University of California at Berkeley

Fields of Scholarship
  • Process of transcription in the nucleus of cells
  • Structure and function of telomeres

Honours and Awards
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2010
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado Bioscience Association, 2009
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, Rockefeller University, 2009
  • CHF Othmer Gold Medal, 2007
  • Member of Academia Europea, 1999
  • National Medal of Science, 1995
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1989
  • Member of American Cancer Society
  • Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1988
  • Lacker Award, 1988
  • Heineken Prize for Medicine 1988
  • Member of National Academy of Sciences 1987
  • NAS Award in Molecular Biology 1987
  • ACS Pfizer Award 1985

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