2007 Pew Scholar Wins The Vilcek Prize

Publication: vilcek.org

02/25/2013 - Dr. Michael "Micha" Rape, a 2007 Pew Scholar, has been named winner of The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for his work on ubiquitination, a process which "tags" damaged or bad proteins for destruction, as it relates to many diseases, including cancer or neurodegeneration.

Dr. Rape, currently Associate Professor of Cell and Development and Biology at the University of California-Berkeley, is a leading biochemical researcher of the ubiquitin system, which is vital to the health of all lifeforms.

The Vilcek Foundation honors and supports foreign born scientists and artists who have made outstanding contributions to society in the United States.

Read the full article at the Vilcek Foundation website.

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