Alexander Varshavsky - Curriculum vitae #

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Academic Appointments and Education:
  • 1970: B.S. in Chemistry, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
  • 1973: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow
  • 1973-1976: Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow
  • 1977-1980: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, M. I. T., Cambridge, MA
  • 1980-1986: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, M. I. T.
  • 1986-1992: Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, M. I. T.
  • 1992-present: Howard & Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Other Appointments
  • Member, Molecular Cytology Study Section, NIH, 1983-1987
  • Co-organizer, Banbury Conference on the Ubiquitin System, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, 1993
  • Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Advanced Studies, Kyoto, Japan, 2001
  • Board Member, Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Mol. Medicine, 2002-2005
  • Member, Advisory Board, Gairdner Foundation, Canada, 2002-2006
  • Member, Advisory Board, Massry Foundation, 2002-2005
  • Member, Advisory Board, Pasarow Foundation, 2002-2012
  • Member, O’Connor Advisory Committee, March of Dimes Foundation, 2007-2012

Honorary Memberships:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1987
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1995
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2000
  • Foreign Associate, European Molecular Biology Organization, 2001
  • Member, American Philosophical Society, 2001
  • Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science, 2002
  • Foreign Member, European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea), 2005

  • Merit Award, National Institutes of Health, 1998
  • Novartis-Drew Award in Biomedical Science, Novartis, Inc. and Drew University, 1998
  • Gairdner International Award, Gairdner Foundation, Canada, 1999.(with A. Hershko)
  • Sloan Prize, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, 2000. (with A. Hershko)
  • Lasker Award in Basic Medical Research, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, 2000. (with A. Hershko and A. Ciechanover)
  • Shubitz Prize in Cancer Research, University of Chicago, 2000
  • Hoppe-Seyler Award, Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Germany, 2000
  • Pasarow Award in Cancer Research, Pasarow Foundation, 2001
  • Max Planck Award, Germany, 2001
  • Merck Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001.(with A. Hershko)
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine, Wolf Foundation, Israel, 2001. (with A. Hershko)
  • Massry Prize, Massry Foundation, 2001. (with A. Hershko)
  • Horwitz Prize, Columbia University, 2001. (with A. Hershko)
  • Wilson Medal, American Society for Cell Biology, 2002. (with A. Hershko)
  • Stein and Moore Award, Protein Society, 2005. (with A. Hershko)
  • March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, March of Dimes Foundation, 2006
  • Griffuel Prize in Cancer Research, Association for Cancer Research, France, 2006
  • Gagna and Van Heck Prize, National Foundation for Scientific Research, Belgium, 2006
  • Weinstein Distinguished Award, American Association for Cancer Research, 2007
  • Schleiden Medal, German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), 2007
  • Gotham Prize in Cancer Research, Gotham Foundation, 2008
  • Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Research, Vilcek Foundation, 2010
  • BBVA Foundation Award in Biomedicine, BBVA Foundation, Spain, 2011
  • Otto Warburg Prize, Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Germany, 2012
  • King Faisal International Prize in Science, King Faisal Foundation, Saudi Arabia, 2012

Special Lectures (2000-present):
  • Honors Program Lecture, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, 2000
  • Gordon Lecture, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2000
  • Harvey Society Lecture, Rockefeller University, New York, New York, 2001
  • Nelson Lecture, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001
  • Edsall Lecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001
  • Keynote Lecture, Symposium on Growth Control, Salk Institute for Biol. Studies, La Jolla, 2001
  • Dean’s Lecture, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, 2002
  • University Lecture, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2002
  • Keynote Lecture, Symp. on Ubiquitin in Normal and Cancer Cells, Vancouver, Canada, 2002
  • Chiron Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2002
  • Keynote Lecture, Symp. on the Ubiquitin System in Health & Disease, NIH, Bethesda, 2003
  • Hofmann Lecture, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Distinguished Guest Lecture, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2005
  • Opening Lecture, FASEB Conference on Ubiquitin and Cellular Regulation, 2006
  • Dulbecco Lecture, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, 2008
  • President’s Lecture, Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 2010
  • Distinguished Lecture in Signal Transduction, University of California, Irvine, California, 2010
  • Alexander Rich Lecture, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2011
  • Keynote Lecture, Jacques Monod Conference, Roscoff, France, 2012
  • Distinguished Visitor Lecture, Max Planck Inst. for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 2012
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