Alumni News Archive
AARC Alumni Gathering
The annual McArdle alumni gathering at the 2003 Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2003, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Congressional Hall A at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Alumni and their guests are welcome.
Bernstein Joins PLOS
McArdle alumnus Philip Bernstein has joined the Public Library of Science (PLOS) as a Senior Editor. PLOS is a "nonprofit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource." Previously Philip was the executive editor of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Philip received his Ph.D. in oncology under the direction of Dr. Jeff Ross. For additional information about PLOS, go to http://www.plos.org
AARC Alumni Gathering
The annual McArdle alumni gathering at the 2002 Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Club Room of the San Francisco Marriott. Alumni and their guests are welcome.
Conney to Give AACR-DeWitt Goodman Memorial Lecture
Dr. Allan Conney, Rutgers-State University of New Jersey, will present the 7th AACR-DeWitt S. Goodman Memorial Lecture on April 10 at the annual AACR Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Conney is being honored for his outstanding contributions in the field of drug metabolism. Dr. Conney received his Ph.D. degree at the McArdle Laboratory under the direction of Drs. James and Elizabeth Miller.
Chet Elected President of Weizmann Institute of Science
The Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, has elected Professor Ilan Chet as President of the Institute. Dr. Chet assumed his responsibilities in December 2001, succeeding Professor Haim Harari. Dr. Chet completed his doctoral research in microbiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Rehovot and carried out postdoctoral studies at the McArdle Laboratory with Dr. Harold P. Rusch from 1968-1970. Dr. Chet has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards in recognition of his research accomplishments. The Weizmann Institute of Science has ~2,500 scientists, students, and support staff working on research projects that cover a broad spectrum of contemporary science.
Rohrschneider receives Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
Dr. Larry Rohrschneider, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and affiliate Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington, has been selected to receive a John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Award. The Fellowships are awarded individuals who have already demonstrated "exceptional capacity for productive scholarship". The purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to provide unrestricted funds to encourage as much creative freedom as possible. The Fellowship will allow Dr. Rohrschneider "to collaborate with researchers at the Claude Bernard University in France on molecular mechanisms for regulating the growth of blood cells." Dr. Rohrschneider received a Ph.D. in Oncology, under the direction of Dr. Roswell K. Boutwell, at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. The focus of Dr. Rohrschneider's Ph.D. research was phospholipid metabolism and the involvement of membranes in tumor promotion in mouse skin.
McArdle alumnus Blobel wins 1999 Nobel Prize
Dr. Günter Blobel was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell". Dr. Blobel is the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor at Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Blobel received a medical degree from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He received a Ph.D. in Oncology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked with Dr. Van R. Potter in the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. Dr. Blobel is donating his Nobel Prize money to the Friends of Dresden to help rebuild Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady), which was bombed during WWII.