Ronald M. Evans

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Ronald M. Evans
Born(1949-04-17)April 17, 1949
Alma mater
Scientific career

Ronald Mark Evans (born April 17, 1949 in Los Angeles) is an American professor and biologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies[1] in La Jolla, California and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research focuses on the function of nuclear hormone signaling and metabolism.[2][3]

He received his Bachelor of Science and PhD degrees from UCLA, followed by a postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University with James E. Darnell[4][5] He became a faculty member at the Salk Institute in 1978 and Adjunct Professor in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience at UCSD (1985, 1989, 1995). He was named March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology at the Salk Institute in 1998.

In 2003 he was awarded the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, and in 2004 he received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. He is also recipient of the Harvey Prize (2006), the Gairdner Foundation International Award (2006), the Albany Medical Center Prize (2007), the Wolf Prize in Medicine (2012) and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2018).

He has an h-index in the top ten of living biologists and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1989).



  1. ^ Glaser, V. (2003). "An Interview with Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D. Investigator, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies". ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies. 1 (6): 749–754. doi:10.1089/154065803772613381. PMID 15090221.
  2. ^ Evans, R. M. (1988). "The steroid and thyroid hormone receptor superfamily". Science. 240 (4854): 889–895. doi:10.1126/science.3283939. PMID 3283939.
  3. ^ Mangelsdorf, D. J.; Thummel, C.; Beato, M.; Herrlich, P.; Schütz, G.; Umesono, K.; Blumberg, B.; Kastner, P.; Mark, M.; Chambon, P.; Evans, R. M. (1995). "The nuclear receptor superfamily: The second decade". Cell. 83 (6): 835–839. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(95)90199-X. PMID 8521507.
  4. ^ Harpold, M. M.; Evans, R. M.; Salditt-Georgieff, M.; Darnell, J. E. (1979). "Production of mRNA in Chinese hamster cells: Relationship of the rate of synthesis to the cytoplasmic concentration of nine specific mRNA sequences". Cell. 17 (4): 1025–1035. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(79)90341-6. PMID 487428.
  5. ^ Evans, R. M.; Fraser, N.; Ziff, E.; Weber, J.; Wilson, M.; Darnell, J. E. (1977). "The initiation sites for RNA transcription in Ad2 DNA". Cell. 12 (3): 733–739. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(77)90273-2. PMID 922890.
  6. ^ Gill, G. N. (1999). "Citation for the 1999 Fred Conrad Koch Award of the Endocrine Society to Dr. Ronald M. Evans and Dr. Michael G. Rosenfeld". Endocrine Reviews. 20 (4): 585–587. doi:10.1210/edrv.20.4.7009. PMID 10453358.
  7. ^ "Citation for the Edwin B. Astwood Lecture Award of the Endocrine Society to Ronald M. Evans". Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.). 7 (8): 1090–1091. 1993. doi:10.1210/mend.7.8.8232308. PMID 8232308.

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