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C. David Allis

Molecular Biologist

C. David Allis received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Indiana University and performed postdoctoral work with Martin Gorovsky at the University of Rochester. Before he joined Rockefeller in 2003 as the Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head of laboratory, Allis held several academic positions, including ones at the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Virginia Health System. Allis is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many honors are the 2011 Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science, the 2008 ASBMB-Merck Award, the 2007 Gairdner Foundation International Award, the 2004 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, the 2003 Massry Prize, and the 2002 Dickson Prize in Biomedical Sciences.