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Angelika Amon wins 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Angelika Amon. Image credit: Samara Vise

The Koch Institute is proud to congratulate Angelika Amon, Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research, on winning the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Amon’s trailblazing work provided critical insights into the molecular mechanisms governing chromosome segregation and mis-segregation as well as the impact of aneuploidy on normal cells and tumor formation.

Amon accepted the award at a ceremony hosted by Pierce Brosnan in November at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Read more at MIT News, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald or watch Amon's red carpet interview.

We are also pleased to add that Amon was named the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, likewise for her work on chromosome segregation. The prize is given annually to honor and recognize a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of women in science. Amon will accept her award and deliver the Flexner Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, January 31, 2019.