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UT MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho elected to National Academy of Sciences
Date:5/2/2012

al research in cancer, aging and age-associated degenerative disorders. The range of his research includes cancer drug and biomarker development, cancer gene discovery, stem cell biology and development of genetically engineered mouse models to study cancer in humans. His laboratory has produced an array of discoveries leading to better methods of early cancer detection, improved cancer patient care and new cancer drug development.

After a worldwide search, DePinho was appointed president of MD Anderson - just the fourth in the institution's 71-year history - on Sept. 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as the director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and professor of medicine (genetics) at Harvard Medical School.

DePinho also held numerous faculty positions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Fordham College and his medical degree with distinction in microbiology and immunology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

DePinho will be inducted into the NAS in April 2013.


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Contact: Laura Sussman
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University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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