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Richard P. Lifton

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Richard P. Lifton (born 1953) is an American biochemist, and is the 11th and current president of The Rockefeller University.[1] He earned his B.A. in biological sciences from Dartmouth College and in 1986 he got his M.D. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University.[2] He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital before starting his lab at Yale in 1993.[3] He has been awarded the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences for his discovery of genes that are associated with the regulation of blood pressure.[4] In 2014 he was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work.[5] He has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator since 1994. He was inducted into the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[6]

In May 2016, Lifton was named the president of Rockefeller University.[7] He succeeded Marc Tessier-Lavigne.

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  1. ^ "Richard P. Lifton assumes office as the university's 11th president". The Rockefeller University. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ Lifton, Richard Priestley (1986). The Organization And Expression Of The Drosophila Melanogaster Histone Genes And Interspersed Mobile Elements (repeated, Pseudogenes) (Ph.D.). Stanford University. OCLC 245263386 – via ProQuest. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ "Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D." Broad Institute. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  4. ^ Seventh Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded to Dr. Richard P. Lifton
  5. ^ "Laureates: 2014". Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
  6. ^ "Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D." HHMI. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Richard P. Lifton named 11th president of The Rockefeller University". Rockefeller University. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
President of Rockefeller University
2016 – present
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