Douglas Hanahan in 2017 at EPFL
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Known for||"The Hallmarks of Cancer" |
"DH5-Alpha Cell" named after him
|Institutions||École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)|
University of California, San Francisco
Douglas Hanahan (born 1951) is an American biologist, professor and director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research at EPFL (École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1983. In 1983, he developed Super Optimal Broth, a microbiological growth medium. He also improved the protocols used for plasmid transformation of Escherichia coli. In the 1980s, he developed one of the first transgenic mouse models of cancer. With Robert Weinberg, he wrote a seminal paper The Hallmarks of Cancer, published in January 2000, and which in March 2011 is the most often cited article from the peer reviewed journal Cell. In 2011, they published an updated review article entitled "Hallmarks of cancer: the next generation".
- 2014 Fellow of the AACR Academy
- 2014 AACR Lifetime Achievement Award in Cancer Research
- 2013 Vice-Director, Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne
- 2012 Award for Cancer Research, Fondazione San Salvatore, Lugano
- 2010 Elected Member, European Molecular Biology Association
- 2009 Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences
- 2008 Elected Member, Institute of Medicine
- 2007 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2001-2009 American Cancer Society Research Professor
- 1993 Grand Prize for Biology, National Cancer Association of France
- 1992-2009 Founding Chair, UCSF Fellows Program
- 1984-1988 Group Leader, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Notes and references
- "Biography 34: Doug Hanahan (1951 - )". Dolan DNA Learning Center. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
- Hanahan, D. (1983). "Studies on transformation of Escherichia coli with plasmids". Journal of Molecular Biology. 166 (4): 557–580. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(83)80284-8. PMID 6345791.
- SOC Medium
- "Fellows of the AACR Academy".
- Hanahan, D.; Weinberg, R. (2000). "The hallmarks of cancer". Cell. 100 (1): 57–70. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81683-9. PMID 10647931. S2CID 1478778.
- Hanahan, D.; Weinberg, R. A. (2011). "Hallmarks of Cancer: The Next Generation". Cell. 144 (5): 646–674. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2011.02.013. PMID 21376230.
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