Iain Cheeseman stands in the doorway of the lab, smiling

Iain Cheeseman


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Iain Cheesman named a Fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has elected Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman as a Fellow of the Society. An honor bestowed by his scientific peers, the selection as an ASCB Fellow recognizes Cheeseman’s decades of research achievements and his continuing efforts to advance the field of cell biology.

Discoveries by Cheeseman, who is also professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds the Institute’s Margaret and Herman Sokol Chair in Biomedical Research, are helping define the molecular mechanisms by which accurate chromosome segregation and cell division occur and how these processes are rewired across different physiological conditions.

“It is a real honor to be recognized in this way,” says Cheeseman. “As someone who truly loves cells and cell biology, ASCB is my scientific home. From my first ASCB meeting in 1998, to the strong community and the ways that ASCB has supported my science, outlook, and career, it is a pleasure to be part of this amazing group of scientists.”

Cheeseman is the fourth current Whitehead Institute Member to be elected as a Fellow of the ASCB, preceded by Ruth Lehmann, Harvey Lodish, and Yukiko Yamashita. In addition, Lehmann served as ASCB president in 2021 and Harvey Lodish in 2004.



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