Howard Cedar in 2008
January 12, 1943 |
New York City, U.S.
|Institutions||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Alma mater||New York University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Notable awards||Gairdner Prize (2011)
EMET Prize (2009)
Wolf Prize in Medicine (2008)
Israel Prize (1999)
He joined the medical school of Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1973, and serves as a professor of the Department for Biochemistry and Genetics of Human Cell and Chairperson of the Department for Developmental Biology & Cancer Research, The Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC).
He is married to Zipporah, a drama therapist, and has six children, one of whom is Joseph Cedar, a film writer and director.
Awards and honors
- In 1999, Cedar was awarded the Israel Prize, for biology.
- In 2003, be became a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
- In 2008, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine, jointly with Aharon Razin, "for their fundamental contributions to our understanding of the role of DNA methylation in the control of gene expression."
- In 2009, he was awarded the EMET Prize for his work in cancer research.
- In 2011 he received the Canada Gairdner Award from the Gairdner Foundation, together with Aharon Razin, for their "pioneering discoveries on DNA methylation and its role in gene expression."
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