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7th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded to Dr. Richard P. Lifton
Date:2/4/2008

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. David J. Anderson, a developmental neurobiologist at the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Joan A. Steitz, a molecular biologist at Yale University, and Professor Kay E. Davies, a human geneticist at the University of Oxford, U.K.

Last years Wiley Prize recipients were Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl, Director at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, in Munich, Germany, and Dr. Arthur L. Horwich, Eugene Higgins Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute for their elucidation of the molecular machinery that guides proteins into their proper functional shape, thereby preventing the accumulation of protein aggregates that underlie many diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Among the many distinguished past recipients of The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, three have also been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Andrew Z. Fire and Dr. Craig C. Mello, co-recipients of the Wiley Prize in 2003, received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of RNA interference gene silencing by double-stranded RNA. Dr. H. Robert Horvitz, a co-recipient of the Wiley Prize in 2002, shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his respective work on how genes regulate organ development and cell death.

Wiley recently concluded its year-long bicentennial celebrationan event that was marked by the publication of the Companys history, Knowledge for Generations: Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry 1807-2007; the launch of an online community www.wiley.com/go/livinghistory, to capture untold and ongoing Wiley history, past, present, and future; ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange; and an array of festivities that spanned four continents and ten countries. In 2007, Wiley also completed the a
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