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Lynne E. Maquat

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Lynne Maquat
Lynne Elizabeth Maquat
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Connecticut
Known forRNA biology in human diseases
AwardsMember of the National Academy of Sciences (2011)
FASEB Excellence in Science Award (2018)
Wiley Prize (2018)
William C. Rose Award (2014)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2015)
Scientific career
Molecular biology
Cell Biology
InstitutionsUniversity of Rochester
Doctoral advisorWilliam S. Reznikoff[citation needed]

Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, is an American biochemist and molecular biologist whose research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of human disease. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[1], of the National Academy of Sciences[2] and of the National Academy of Medicine [3]. She currently holds the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and is Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and of Oncology[4] at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Professor Maquat is also Founding Director of the Center for RNA Biology[5] and Founding Chair of Graduate Women in Science[6] at the University of Rochester.[7]


Maquat graduated with a BS degree in Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin.[citation needed]

Career and research

Maquat did postdoctoral research at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. She has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals[8] and edited numerous books. Maquat was the 2012 Batsheva de Rothschild Fellow of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities[9].

Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Membership". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  2. ^, National Academy of Sciences -. "Lynne Maquat". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  3. ^ "National Academy of Medicine Elects 80 New Members - National Academy of Medicine". National Academy of Medicine. 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. ^ "Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, Ph.D. - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  5. ^ "Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  6. ^ "Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) - Students - Education - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  7. ^ Lynne E. Maquat publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Publications by Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, Ph.D. - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  9. ^ "Batsheva Seminars, Workshops, Fellows" (PDF). Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
  10. ^ "Lynne Maquat wins 2014 Athena award". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  11. ^ "Lynne Maquat wins 2014 Athena award". ROC. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  12. ^ "2014 ASBMB Annual Awards: William C. Rose Award". Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  13. ^ "Index of Winners - Gairdner Foundation". Gairdner Foundation. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  14. ^ "Maquat named to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  15. ^ "Maquat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society - ASCB". ASCB. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  16. ^ "FASEB 2018 Excellence in Science Award Recipient Announced". FASEB. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  17. ^ "The 17th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded for Elucidating the Mechanism of Nonsense-Mediated Messenger RNA Decay | Wiley News Room – Press Releases, News, Events & Media". Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  18. ^ "IUBMB Jubilee Lecturers | Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, International Union". International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Retrieved 2019-10-30.

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