He is a leader in the field of oncogenes, aberrantly regulated genes that cause cancer. His studies on a gene known as myc are seminal to scientists' understanding of how normal cells progress to cancer cells. Eisenman's work has paved the way for the discoveries of other oncogenes that work by interacting with DNA.
Eisenman has been a member of the Hutchinson Center's faculty since 1976. His other honors include being an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the recipient of the Kirk A. Landon Prize for Basic Cancer Research from the American Association of Cancer Research. He is also an American Cancer Society research professor.
Brent and Eisenman are among 503 AAAS Fellows selected this year for their "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications." For their contributions they will be presented with an official certificate and gold rosette pin Feb. 19 at the Fellows Forum during the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Other AAAS Fellows from the Hutchinson Center include Nobel laureate Linda Buck, Ph.D., Maxine L. Linial, Ph.D., Paul Neiman, Ph.D., and Gerald Smith, Ph.D., all of the Center's Basic Sciences Division; Denise Galloway, Ph.D., of the Center's Human Biology and Public Health Sciences divisions; John Potter, M.D., Ph.D., former head of the Center's Public Health Sciences Division; and Meng-Chao Yao, Ph.D., formerly of the Center's Basic Sciences Division who is now head of the Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan.
The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The organization was founded in 1848 and the tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874.
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