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Varshavsky, Alexander (Biology)



  • Existence: 1946 - 2222


Background: Smits Professor of Cell Biology


Description: Alexander Warshavsky (b. 1946, Moscow, Russia) is the Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He moved to Caltech in 1992, after 15 years at MIT's Department of Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was born in Russia, and was 30 years old at the time of his emigration to the U.S., in 1977. In Russia, and for awhile at MIT as well, he studied the structure, replication and segregation of chromosomes. Over the last 27 years, the work of his laboratory focused on the ubiquitin system and related fields. Biochemical and genetic dissection of the N-end rule pathway and other aspects of the ubiquitin system in yeast and mice continues to be a major theme of his work.


Collection Notes: Historical File. Contains an interview conducted in 2006 published in Candid Science.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alexander Varshavsky

 File — Box: Z16
Identifier: Z16