Elaine Fuchs

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Elaine Viola Fuchs (born May 5, 1950 in Hinsdale , Illinois ) is an American biologist and professor at Rockefeller University in New York City .


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 .

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  1. Book of Members 1780 – present, Chapter F. (PDF; 815 kB) In: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (amacad.org). Retrieved April 8, 2018 .
  2. http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/members/66708.html
  3. 2004 Dickson Prize Winner Elaine Fuchs, PhD at dicksonprize.pitt.edu; Retrieved March 25, 2011
  4. Member History: Elaine Fuchs. American Philosophical Society, accessed August 14, 2018 .
  5. Elaine Fuchs at nsf.gov; Retrieved March 25, 2011
  6. 2011 Passano Laureate Elaine Fuchs Ph.D. at passanofoundation.org; Retrieved March 25, 2011
  7. ^ Recipients of 2011 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine Announced at amc.edu; Retrieved April 16, 2011
  8. Elaine Fuchs to receive the Pasarow Award at Rockefeller University (rockefeller.edu); accessed on April 8, 2018
  9. ^ Nomina di Membro Ordinario della Pontificia Accademia delle Scienze. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , May 5, 2018, accessed May 6, 2018 (Italian).