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Richard P. Lifton

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Richard P Lifton born 1953 is an American biochemist, and is the 11th and current president of The Rockefeller University[1] He earned his BA in biological sciences from Dartmouth College and in 1986 he got his MD and PhD in biochemistry from Stanford University[2] He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital before starting his lab at Yale in 1993[3] He has been awarded the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences for his discovery of genes that are associated with the regulation of blood pressure[4] In 2014 he was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work[5] He has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute HHMI investigator since 1994 He was inducted into the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science[6]

In May 2016, Lifton was named the president of Rockefeller University[7] He succeeded Marc Tessier-Lavigne

See also

  • Physician-scientist

External links

  • HHMI bio
  • faculty bio


  1. ^ "Richard P Lifton assumes office as the university's 11th president" The Rockefeller University Retrieved 1 September 2016 
  2. ^ Lifton, Richard Priestley 1986 The Organization And Expression Of The Drosophila Melanogaster Histone Genes And Interspersed Mobile Elements repeated, Pseudogenes PhD Stanford University OCLC 245263386 – via ProQuest Subscription required help 
  3. ^ "Richard Lifton, MD, PhD" Broad Institute Retrieved 1 November 2012 
  4. ^ Seventh Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded to Dr Richard P Lifton
  5. ^ "Laureates: 2014" Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 
  6. ^ "Richard P Lifton, MD, PhD" HHMI Retrieved 1 November 2012 
  7. ^ "Richard P Lifton named 11th president of The Rockefeller University" Rockefeller University Retrieved 5 May 2016 

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