Anthony R. Hunter


Anthony R. Hunter

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Anthony R. Hunter (born 1943) is an American biologist who is a Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California, San Diego. His research publications list his name as Tony Hunter [ [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18180284?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum Minichromosome maintenance proteins interact with ... [Mol Cell Biol. 2008 - PubMed Result ] ] .

Birth and education

Anthony R. Hunter was born in 1943 in the United Kingdom. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England and held a fellowship at Christ's College in Cambridge.

Research

Anthony R. Hunter is well-known for discovering that tyrosine phosphorylation is a fundamental mechanism for transmembrane-signal transduction in response to growth factor stimulation and that disregulation of such tyrosine phosphorylation, by activated oncogenic protein tyrosine kinases [cite journal
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] , is a pivotal mechanism utilized in the malignant transformation of cells. His work is important in signaling pathways and their disorders.

He won the Wolf Prize in Medicine in 2005 for "the discovery of protein kinases that phosphorylate tyrosine residues in proteins, critical for the regulation of a wide variety of cellular events, including malignant transformation". [ [http://www.wolffund.org.il/cat.asp?id=24&cat_title=MEDICINE The Wolf Prize in Medicine] ]

Awards & Honors

*2004 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University [ [http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/faculty/hunter.html Tony Hunter at The Salk Institute] ] .
* 2006 Pasarow Award in Cancer Research [ [http://www.salk.edu/insidesalk/article.php?id=9 InsideSalk - 11|07 Issue - Tony Hunter Receives Pasarow Award for Cancer Research ] ] .
* Member of the US National Academy of Science [ [http://nrc88.nas.edu/pnas_search/memberDetails.aspx?ctID=3006605 PNAS Member Editor Details ] ] .
* 1994 Charles S. Mott Prize by the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.
* 2001 Keio Medical Science Prize [ [http://www.ms-fund.keio.ac.jp/prize/winner/prize2001.html The Keio Medical Science Prize ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.wolffund.org.il/full.asp?id=21 The Wolf Prize in Medicine in 2005 (detail)]
* [http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/horwitz/ The Official Site of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize]


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