Whitehead’s Susan Lindquist named a Moore Distinguished Scholar at Caltech

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist

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December 8, 2015

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitehead Institute Member Susan Lindquist has been named a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.

Established in 2000 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife Betty, the Moore Distinguished Scholars Program invites researchers of exceptional quality who are acclaimed at both the national and international levels to visit Caltech for a designated period of time. The program carries no teaching or other obligations during the appointment, allowing Moore Scholars to focus on their research.

Renowned for her studies of protein folding and its relationship to biological processes ranging from evolution to human disease, Lindquist will spend January of 2016 in residence in Caltech’s division of biology and biological engineering. Her appointment as a Moore Scholar is just the latest in a lengthy list of prestigious accolades for Lindquist. Among her other honors are the 2008 Otto Warburg Medal, the 2010 Max Delbrück Medal, and the 2010 National Medal of Science.

Lindquist, who is also a professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received a PhD in biology from Harvard University in 1976 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, the National Academy of Sciences in 1997, and the Institute of Medicine in 2006.

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