Titia de Lange, the 2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. The $100,000 prize recognizes her body of research on mechanisms that help maintain genome stability, in particular on telomeres, the elements that protect chromosome ends from unnecessary repair and mediate their replication. This work has led to a greater understanding of how telomeres protect chromosome ends, and what happens when telomere function is lost during the early stages of tumorigenesis. Dr. de Lange is Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics. She will receive the prize at the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards presentation dinner in New York City in April.

Elaine Fuchs, the 2011 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Dr. Fuchs, recognized for her contributions toward realizing the vast potential of stem cells to treat or reverse disease, shares the prize with James A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan. Dr. Fuchs is Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. At $500,000, the Albany Prize is the largest award in medicine and science in the United States.

Elaine Fuchs, the 2011 Passano Prize. The award honors Dr. Fuchs’s contributions to the understanding of skin biology and its disorders, including genetic syndromes, stem cells and cancers. Dr. Fuchs will receive the award and give the Passano Foundation Award lecture April 11 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Promoted (academic appointments):

Mayte Suarez Farinas, to research assistant professor, Krueger Lab.


Uchenna Anene, administrative assistant, Purchasing.

Miriam Baker, research assistant, McEwen Lab.

Maria Ines Baptista, postdoctoral associate, Brivanlou Lab.

Aurelia Delaune, postdoctoral associate, Fischetti Lab.

Robin Dunlap, copy editor, Rockefeller University Press.

Martin Gallardo, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.

Laure Gineau, foreign research intern, Casanova Lab.

Tamar Hermesh, postdoctoral associate, Casanova Lab.

Steven Josefowicz, postdoctoral associate, Allis Lab.

Julian Lange, foreign research intern, Stebbins Lab.

Theodore Leondaridis, foreign research intern, Pfaff Lab.

Michelle Mah, research support assistant, Genomics Resource Center.

Nathan McKenney, animal technician, Hudspeth Lab.

Catarina Milheirico, postdoctoral associate, Tomasz Lab.

Jose Minarro, visiting professor, Kreek Lab.

Geraldine Nicollet, foreign research intern, Pfaff Lab.

Paul Olinares, postdoctoral associate, Chait Lab.

Jeremy Owen, postdoctoral associate, Brady Lab.

Lucy Petro, postdoctoral associate, Freiwald Lab.

Philipp Rommel, foreign research intern, Nussenzweig Lab.

Ziv Shulman, postdoctoral fellow, Nussenzweig Lab.

Alexander Vogt, visiting student, Rice Lab.

Zachary Walker, research assistant, Greengard Lab.


This publication lists new hires, awards and promotions. Staff promotions are listed yearly; academic promotions and appointments are listed monthly.