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October 6, 2004

MBL Investigator Avram Hershko Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Discovery of Ubiquitin-Mediated Protein Degradation

Embryology course alumnus, Irwin Rose, shares award

October 6, 2004 - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Avram Hershko, a summer researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation."  Dr. Hershko, a professor of biochemistry at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, shares the award with Aaron Ciechanover also of the Technion, and Irwin Rose of the University of California, Irvine... more >>>

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about Dr. Hershko's Clam Project here.

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Dr. Avram Hershko

At the MBL, Dr. Hershko is also leading an effort to sequence some of the surf clam's active genes.

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