Fuchs earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1972 and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Princeton , New Jersey in 1977. in biochemistry . She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge , Massachusetts . As a researcher she worked for 22 years at the University of Chicago in Chicago , Illinois , from 1980 as Assistant Professor , from 1985 as Associate Professor , since 1989 as Full Professor. Since 1988 Fuchs has also been doing research work for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). In 2001 she was President of the American Society for Cell Biology . In 2002, Fuchs received a professorship at Rockefeller University in New York City .
Based on cell biological and molecular genetic studies in mice, in particular using reverse genetics methods , Fuchs was able to make special contributions to research into the function of keratin as an element of the cytoskeleton and the malfunctions of mutated keratin and the skin diseases it causes. Other important results of her research concern adult skin stem cells and skin cancer .
- 1994 membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 1996 Keith R. Porter Lecture
- 1996 membership in the National Academy of Sciences
- 2001 Richard Lounsbery Award
- 2003/2004 Dickson Prize in Medicine
- 2005 membership in the American Philosophical Society
- 2007 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 2008 National Medal of Science
- 2010 L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science
- 2011 Passano Award
- 2011 Albany Medical Center Prize
- 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
- 2013 Pasarow Award for cancer research
- 2015 EB Wilson Medal
- 2018 member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
- 2019 member of the Royal Society
- 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award
- Fiona Watt : Women in Cell Science. Elaine Fuchs. Journal of Cell Science 117, 4877-4879 (2004) doi: 10.1242 / jcs.01408
- Who's Who in America. 66th Edition, Volume 1: A – L. Marquis Who's Who, Berkeley Heights 2011, ISBN 978-0-8379-7031-8 (Volume 1). ISBN 978-0-8379-7035-6 (complete works). , p. 1499
- Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University (rockefeller edu); Retrieved March 26, 2011
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- Book of Members 1780 – present, Chapter F. (PDF; 815 kB) In: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (amacad.org). Retrieved April 8, 2018 .
- 2004 Dickson Prize Winner Elaine Fuchs, PhD at dicksonprize.pitt.edu; Retrieved March 25, 2011
- Member History: Elaine Fuchs. American Philosophical Society, accessed August 14, 2018 .
- Elaine Fuchs at nsf.gov; Retrieved March 25, 2011
- 2011 Passano Laureate Elaine Fuchs Ph.D. at passanofoundation.org; Retrieved March 25, 2011
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- Elaine Fuchs to receive the Pasarow Award at Rockefeller University (rockefeller.edu); accessed on April 8, 2018
- Nomina di Membro Ordinario della Pontificia Accademia delle Scienze. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , May 5, 2018, accessed May 6, 2018 (Italian).
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Fuchs, Elaine V .; Fuchs, Elaine Viola (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American biologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 5th 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hinsdale , Illinois|