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Mechanobiology Institute Director named Massry Prize Laureate

8 Oct 2013

Prof Sheetz has been named a Massry Prize Laureate for 2013
NUS Professor Michael Sheetz, Director of the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore has been selected as a Massry Prize Laureate for 2013.

The Meira and Shaul G Massry Foundation set up the Massry Prize in 1996 to recognise outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences and the advancement of health. The non-profit foundation established by Dr Shaul Massry, a professor emeritus of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, promotes education and research in nephrology, physiology and related fields. Nine of its recipients have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.

The Foundation chooses a scientific theme each year. A committee comprising distinguished professors from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles then selects the laureates. This year, the choice was for the seminal work defining molecular mechanisms of “intracellular motility”.

Prof Sheetz, together with Professor James A Spudich from Stanford University and Professor Ronald D Vale from the University of California, San Francisco, will be presented with the Massry Prize at an awards ceremony on 12 October 2013 in Beverly Hills, US.