Appointments to Scientific Advisory Committee Membership
Sir John Skehel, Ph.D., FRS, FMedSci
Sir John Skehel, a leading virologist, has been at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in the UK since 1969. He served as Director many of those years, retiring from that position in 2006. He was director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza from 1975 to 1993. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1984, awarded the Wilhelm Feldberg Prize in 1986, the Robert Koch Prize in 1987, the Louis Jeantet Prix de Medecin in 1988, the ICN International Prize in Virology in 1992, knighted in 1996 and received the Royal Medal in 2003 for his pioneering research into virology. He currently serves on the council of the Academy of National Sciences. Sir John has spent his career understanding the influenza virus. His most famous work has been on the hemagglutinin (HA) virus.
Titia de Lange
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
Titia de Lange is the Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics at Rockefeller University, associate director of the university’s Anderson Center for Cancer Research, and an American Cancer Society Research Professor. Dr. de Lange has been a major contributor to the telomere field since its inception. Her research on telomere maintenance and erosion has dramatically increased our knowledge of cancer.
Dr. de Lange is an elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, an elected foreign member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, and an elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, United States. She also serves as an elected fellow for the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Academy for Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Among numerous awards, she has received the 2010 AACR Clowes Memorial Award, the 2008 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Prize, the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award in 2005, the AACR Charlotte Friend Memorial Award in 2004, an honorary degree from Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2003, and the first Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research in 2001.