Howard Cedar in 2016
|Born||January 12, 1943|
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Awards||Gairdner Prize (2011)|
EMET Prize (2009)
Wolf Prize in Medicine (2008)
Israel Prize (1999)
Rothschild Prize (2012)
|Institutions||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
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).
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.
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 International Award, together with Aharon Razin for their "pioneering discoveries on DNA methylation and its role in gene expression."
- In 2011 he received the Rothschild Prize in Biology
- In 2016 he received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize together with Aharon Razin and Gary Felsenfeld.
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