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Arnold J. Levine

Professor Emeritus

School of Natural Sciences

Arnold Levine is a widely acclaimed leader in cancer research. In 1979, Levine and others discovered the p53 tumor suppressor protein, a molecule that inhibits tumor development. He established the Simons Center for Systems Biology at the Institute, which concentrates on research at the interface of molecular biology and the physical sciences: on genetics and genomics, polymorphisms and molecular aspects of evolution, signal transduction pathways and networks, stress responses, and pharmacogenomics in cancer biology.

Dates at IAS
Emeritus Natural Sciences 7/2011current
Faculty Natural Sciences 7/20046/2011
Member Natural Sciences 1/20036/2004
University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., 1966
Harpur College, State University of New York B.A., 1961
Awards: Lars Onsager Medal 2012; American Cancer Society, Medal of Honor 2009; Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Basic Biotechnology 2008; American Association for Cancer Research, Kirk A. Landon–AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research 2008; Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research 2001; Keio University Medical Science Fund, Japan, Keio Medical Science Prize 2000; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research 2000
Memberships: American Association for Cancer Research Academy; National Academy of Sciences
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2003–2015 Professor
The Rockefeller University 1998–2002 Professor and Head of Laboratory 2002, President and Chief Executive Officer and Robert Harriet Heilbrunn Professor of Cancer Biology 1998–2002
Princeton University 1984–1998 Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences 1984–98, Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology 1984–96
Stony Brook University Medical Center School of Medicine 1979–1983 Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Professor
Princeton University 1968–1979 Professor 1976–79, Associate Professor 1973–76, Assistant Professor 1968–73