Thomas R. Cech#


Thomas R. Cech
Email:cecht 'at' hhmi.org
Membership Number:1910
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:tcech
Elected:1999
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
  • 2010 Honorary Doctor of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado Bioscience Association
  • 2009 Honorary Doctor of Science, Rockefeller University
  • 2007 CHF Othmer Gold Medal
  • 1999 Member of Academia Europea
  • 1995 National Medal of Science
  • 1989 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • Member of American Cancer Society
  • 1988 Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1988 Lacker Award
  • 1988 Heineken Prize for Medicine
  • 1987 Member of National Academy of Sciences
  • 1987 NAS Award in Molecular Biology
  • 1985 ACS Pfizer Award

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