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AACR recognizes the outstanding achievements of Pier Paolo Pandolfi
Date:3/25/2011

ently being tested in clinical trials. More recently, Pandolfi and colleagues have presented a new theory describing how mRNA, both coding and non-coding, exerts biological functions with profound implications for human genetics, cell biology and cancer biology.

Pandolfi received his medical degree in 1989 and his doctorate in 1996 from the University of Perugia in Italy, after he studied philosophy at the University of Rome. He received post-graduate training at the National Institute for Medical Research and the University of London in the United Kingdom.

In 1994, Pandolfi became an assistant member of the molecular biology program and the department of human genetics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He grew through the ranks to become a member in the cancer biology and genetics program at the Sloan-Kettering Institute; professor of molecular biology and human genetics, and professor of molecular biology in pathology and laboratory medicine at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Cornell University; and head of the molecular and developmental biology laboratories, and the incumbent of the Albert C. Foster Endowed Chair for Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Among his lauded career experiences, Pandolfi has also received numerous awards including: the LLSA Scholar Award (1997); the Irma T. Hirschl Trust Award (1999); the Alexandra J. Kefalides Prize for Leukemia Research (1999); the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence (2000); the Lombroso Prize for Cancer Research of the Weizmann Institute of Science (2001); the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Stohlman Scholar Award (2001); the William and Linda Steere Foundation Award (2004); and, the prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine from the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (2005).

He also has been awarded the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, the Fondazione Cortese International Award, the Prostate Cancer Foundatio
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Contact: Michele Sharp
Michele.Sharp@aacr.org
267-646-0622
American Association for Cancer Research
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