Professor Elaine Fuchs - Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor Elaine Fuchs - Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ian Potter Auditorium - Kennethy Myer Building
Start Time: 
Tue, 07/02/2023 - 3:00pm
End Time: 
Tue, 07/02/2023 - 4:00pm

WEHI Director’s Seminar / Vallee Lecture hosted by Professor Jane Visvader

Professor Elaine Fuchs

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at The Rockefeller University, USA

Tissue Stem Cells: Coping with Stress


Ian Potter Auditorium (in-person viewing highly recommended)

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Elaine Fuchs is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University, and currently a Vallee Visiting Professor on sabbatical at WEHI. She is renowned for her research in skin biology, its stem cells and associated genetic disorders, particularly cancers and inflammatory disorders. She studies how stem cells make and repair tissues and how they withstand stress from wounds, mechanical trauma, inflammation and cancer-causing mutations. She completed her PhD at Princeton, undertook postdoctoral training at MIT, was appointed to the Faculty at University of Chicago, before relocating to the Rockefeller University in 2002.


Elaine has published >370 peer-reviewed papers and trained 37 PhD students and 93 postdoctoral fellows. She has received the US National Medal of Science, Canada-Gairdner International Award, L’Oréal-UNESCO Award, Albany Prize in Medicine, March of Dimes Price, International Pezcoller Award in Cancer Research, EB Wilson Award in Cell Biology, Vanderbilt Prize, AACR Clowes Award and ISSCR McEwen Award for Innovation in Stem Cell Research. Elaine is an honorary member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, American Philosophical Society, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of London. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation, Scientific Advisory Boards of many international and national universities and Editorial Boards of major scientific journals. Elaine has been a tireless supporter of women scientists and young scientists of all backgrounds.

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