His areas of research include microRNA biology and animal developmental genetics, with emphasis on the temporal control of cell division and cell fate during development.
Ambros received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the latter with Nobel laureate David Baltimore. His postdoctoral research was at MIT with Nobel laureate H. Robert Horvitz. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Ambros has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Newcomb Cleveland Prize, Brandeis University's Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award and the Genetics Society of America Medal for outstanding contributions in the past 15 years.
Gary Ruvkun is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. He earned a bachelor's degree in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctorate from Harvard in biophysics. His postdoctoral research at Harvard was done with two Nobel Prize winners: Walter Gilbert at Harvard and H. Robert Horvitz at MIT.
In addition to microRNA and RNA interference, Ruvkun's research interests include neuroendocrine control of metabolism, aging and molting, as well as microbial diversity.
Ruvkun has written more than 100 research papers and has several issued and pending patents. He is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Merit Award and the Rosenstiel Award from Brandeis University.
David Baulcombe earned a bachelor's degree in botany from Leeds University and a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. He was a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University and at the University of Georgia before establishing a research group at the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge. In 1988, he joined the Sainsbury Laboratory, where he did much of his world-
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