Fuchs receives LounsberyElaine Fuchs, the Amgen Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2001 Richard Lounsbery Award for her research.
The award will be presented to Fuchs for research that has provided fundamental insights into the structure and function of cytoskeletal proteins and the relation of these proteins to human genetic diseases.
Fuchs will receive the award Monday, April 30, in Washington, D.C., during the 138th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.
Intended to stimulate research and to encourage reciprocal scientific exchanges between the United States and France, this prize is given in alternate years to American and French scientists in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine.
In addition to the award, funding for Fuchs to visit a laboratory or research institution in France is being provided, and she has been invited to lecture at the National Academy of Sciences.
Fuchs, a faculty member since 1980, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995.
She also is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.
She also serves as president of the American Society for Cell Biology.