Alexander Varshavsky#


Alexander Varshavsky
Email:avarsh 'at' caltech.edu
Membership Number:2321
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:avarshavsky
Homepage: https://www.bbe.caltech.edu/content/alexander-j-varshavsky





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1992 Howard & Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • 1986-1992 Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, M. I. T
  • 1983-1987 Member, Molecular Cytology Study Section, NIH
  • 1980-1986 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, M. I. T
  • 1977-1980 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, M. I. T., Cambridge, MA
  • 1973-1976 Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow

Fields of Scholarship
  • Ubiquitin system
  • N-end rule pathway
  • New approaches to cancer therapy

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1995 Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 Gairdner Foundation International Award
  • 2000 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • 2000 Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
  • 2001 Foreign Associate, European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 2001 Member, American Philosophical Society
  • 2001 Wolf Prize in Medicine
  • 2001 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
  • 2002 Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 2005 Foreign Member, European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea)
  • 2006 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
  • 2007 Gotham Prize
  • 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award of Biomedicine
  • 2012 King Faisal International Prize
  • 2012 Otto Warburg Medal
  • 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  • 2014 Albany Medical Center Prize
  • 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences


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