Howard Cedar

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Howard Cedar
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Howard Cedar in 2016
Born (1943-01-12) January 12, 1943 (age 75)
NationalityIsraeli American
Alma materNew York University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AwardsGairdner Prize (2011)
EMET Prize (2009)
Wolf Prize in Medicine (2008)
Israel Prize (1999)
Rothschild Prize (2012)
Scientific career
FieldsMolecular Biology
InstitutionsHebrew University of Jerusalem

Howard Cedar or Chaim Cedar (Hebrew: חיים סידר; born January 12, 1943) is an Israeli American biochemist who works on DNA methylation, a mechanism that turns genes on and off.


Cedar was born in the United States. He received a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and, in 1970, received an MD and PhD from New York University.[1]

From 1971 to 1973 he was in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.[1]

In 1973 he joined the medical school of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and now serves as professor emeritus in the Department for Developmental Biology & Cancer Research, The Institute For Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC).[2]

He is married to Zipora, a psychodramtist, and has six children, Joseph, Dahlia, Noa, Yoav, Yonatan and Daniel, and 21 grandchildren. Joseph Cedar is a film writer and director.

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  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1999 (in Hebrew)". Archived from the original on 2011-09-21.
  4. ^ The Wolf Prize in Medicine Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize