Arnold Levine To Speak At Institute For Advanced Study
Arnold J. Levine, one of the world’s leading cancer researchers, will speak on “Genomics and Cancer” on May 1 at the Institute for Advanced Study. The lecture, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus, is sponsored by the Institute’s Program in Theoretical Biology.
Levine, president of Rockefeller University in New York City from 1998 until February of this year, was formerly Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences at Princeton University. He chaired Princeton’s Department of Molecular Biology from 1984 to 1996.
In 1979, Levine and others discovered the p53 tumor suppressor protein, a molecule that inhibits tumor development, and whose disruption is associated with many human cancers, including cancer of the breast, lung, liver, skin, prostate, bladder, cervix, and colon.
Levine is a graduate of Harpur College, State University of New York, and earned his Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has won, among other honors, the first Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, which is the largest American medical prize.
A reception will follow the lecture.