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For Immediate Release: January 21, 2011
Contact: Diana Kenney, MBL, 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu

Gary Borisy Appointed Head of Faculty for Cell Biology at F1000

Gary Borisy

Gary Borisy, president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory. Click for high-resolution image.

WOODS HOLE, MA—Gary Borisy, president and director at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been appointed Head of Faculty for Cell Biology at F1000, an online service that identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications.

Leading scientists and clinicians are invited to become Heads of Faculty at F1000 based on the recommendation of large numbers of their peers. F1000 currently comprises more than 10,000 experts in several fields, whose evaluations of scientific and medical articles form a fully searchable resource identifying the best research available.

Borisy joins four other leaders in biology and medicine who are also Head of Faculty for Cell Biology at F1000: Alan Hall of the Sloan-Kettering Institute, Randy Schekman of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California-Berkeley, Steven McKnight of University of Texas, and Tony Pawson of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Welcoming Borisy, Schekman said, "Gary Borisy … has contributed important insights on dynamic aspects of the cytoskeleton [the protein ‘scaffolding’ of cells]. His deep scholarship in this and other aspects of cell structure will add substantially to the F1000 program.”

Borisy has received numerous professional honors, including election into the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as president of the American Society for Cell Biology and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

More information on F1000 is available at http://f1000.com/.


The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas. For more information, visit www.mbl.edu.