We are pleased to announce that McArdle Laboratory alumnus Dr. Lynne Maquat has been awarded the 2018 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to one or more premiere scientists by the Wiley Foundation to “recognize and foster ongoing excellence in scientific achievement and discovery.” Dr. Maquat was awarded the prize for her work elucidating the mechanism of RNA nonsense-mediated decay, which is a key process by which cells eliminate defective transcripts which could give rise to toxic proteins.
Dr. Maquat conducted her postdoctoral research in the McArdle Laboratory, where she trained with Dr. Jeff Ross (now Professor Emeritus of Oncology). Dr. Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Read more about Dr. Maquat’s award and research here.