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Carnegie's Donald Brown receives lifetime achievement award from Society for Developmental Biology
Date:2/5/2009

sis allows access to sophisticated processes of tissue remodeling that today's researchers in the fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine can only dream about."

"Donald Brown has been a pivotal figure in developmental biology as a result of his path-breaking discoveries," stated Carnegie president Richard Meserve. "He also has had a major role at Carnegie through his mentoring of and assistance to his many Carnegie colleagues over the years. This award is very much deserved."

After three years at Dartmouth College, Brown received his M.D. and his M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1956. He then interned at a New Orleans hospital and became a research associate for 2 years at NIH. He later conducted research at the Pasteur Institute in France before joining Carnegie as a fellow in 1960.

Among his many affiliations, Brown is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He organized the first Developmental Biology Gordon Conference in 1970 and has served on numerous editorial boards and visiting committees. Brown has received many awards including the 1985 Louisa Gross Horwitz Award, from Columbia University, and the 1996 E.B. Wilson Award of the American Society for Cell Biology. In 1983 he founded the Life Sciences Research Foundation, an international post-doctoral fellowship agency now in its 27th year.


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