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Hynes Wins 2022 Lasker Award 

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Richard Hynes, the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, has received the 2022 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. A pioneer in the study of cellular adhesion, Hynes wins the award for the discovery of integrins, proteins that are key to cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in the body. He shares the prize with Erkki Ruoslahti of Sanford Burnham Prebys and Timothy Springer of Harvard University.