Rudolph Jaenisch

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  • 2009-2010
Rudolph Jaenisch
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Huntington Hall, MIT Room 10-250
Making Stem-cell Therapy a Reality

Rudolf Jaenisch, professor of biology and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute, was MIT’s James R. Killian, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award winner for 2009–2010. A pioneer in the field of mammalian developmental genetics, Professor Jaenisch helped found the area of transgenic science, the science of gene transfer for making mouse models, which is now widely used for studying human genetic diseases. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2010. Lecture coverage at MIT News.

Read the 2009 citation from the Killian Award Selection Committee