Ruth Lehmann, PhD, Presented The 2011 Edwin Grant Conklin Medal from the Society for Developmental Biology

Honored for Distinguished and Sustained Research in Developmental Biology

July 26, 2011 - 8:57am

NYU Langone Medical Center today announced Ruth Lehmann, PhD, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology and the director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology, and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU Langone, is the recipient of the 2011 Edwin Grant Conklin Medal from the Society for Developmental Biology. The Conklin Medal is given annually to a member of the society who performed distinguished and sustained research in developmental biology.
“We are extremely proud Dr. Lehmann has been awarded the 2011 Conklin Medal,” said Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, senior vice president and vice dean for science, chief scientific officer. “Ruth is widely recognized as a leader not only in each of the scientific research areas she studies, but also as an exemplary mentor, teacher and administrator. Her important discoveries in developmental biology over the past 20-plus years have inspired at least two generations of developmental biologists, and many who have trained in her lab have gone on to become leaders in their own right.”

Dr. Lehmann was presented the medal by the President of the Society for Developmental Biology at the Society’s annual meetings in Chicago July 21-25.  Her research focuses on stem cell biology, in particular germ cell, the cells that make sperm and egg. Her lab discovered mechanisms that control RNA regulation and demonstrated an important role for lipid signaling in germ cell migration and survival. Dr. Lehmann, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been a member of the NYU School of Medicine faculty since 1996.


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