Lynne E. Maquat

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Lynne Elizabeth Maquat
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Connecticut
Known for RNA biology in human diseases
Awards Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences; Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science; Canada Gairdner International Award; RNA Society's Lifetime Achievement Awards in Service and in Science
Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology
Institutions University of Rochester
Doctoral advisor William S. Reznikoff, Ph.D.

Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, Ph.D., is an American biochemist and molecular biologist whose research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of human disease. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[1], of the National Academy of Sciences[2] and of the National Academy of Medicine [3]. She currently holds the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and is Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and of Oncology[4] at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Professor Maquat is also Founding Director of the Center for RNA Biology[5] and Founding Chair of Graduate Women in Science[6] at the University of Rochester.

Maquat graduated with a BS degree in Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She did post-doctoral work at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. She has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals[7] and edited numerous books. Maquat was the 2012 Batsheva de Rothschild Fellow of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities[8]. She has received numerous awards, including the 2014 William C. Rose Award[9], the 2015 Canada Gairdner International Award[10], the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science[11] and the 2018 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Excellence in Science Award[12]. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences[13].


  1. ^ "Membership". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  2. ^, National Academy of Sciences -. "Lynne Maquat". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  3. ^ "National Academy of Medicine Elects 80 New Members - National Academy of Medicine". National Academy of Medicine. 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2018-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, Ph.D. - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) - Students - Education - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Publications by Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, Ph.D. - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  8. ^ "Batsheva Seminars, Workshops, Fellows" (PDF). Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 
  9. ^ "2014 ASBMB Annual Awards: William C. Rose Award". Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Index of Winners - Gairdner Foundation". Gairdner Foundation. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Maquat named to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 2018-01-02. 
  12. ^ "FASEB 2018 Excellence in Science Award Recipient Announced". FASEB. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  13. ^ "The 17th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded for Elucidating the Mechanism of Nonsense-Mediated Messenger RNA Decay | Wiley News Room – Press Releases, News, Events & Media". Retrieved 2018-02-26. 

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