アメリカのSusan Stephens Golden博士に決定いたしました
Aschoff and Honma Prize for Biological Rhythm Research in 2018
The winner is Dr. Susan Stephens Golden
Division of Biological Sciences
Section of Molecular Biology
University of California, San Diego, USA
On 7th December 2017, Dr. Susan S. Golden recommended by the international selection committee (Chair: Dr. Paul Hardin) for the candidate of Aschoff and Honma Prize for Biological Rhythm Research in 2018 was approved by the council of the Aschoff/Honma Memorial Foundation.
She was born in 1957 in Arkansas, USA. She received her Ph.D. at University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. In 1995, she became professor in Department of Biology, Texas A&M University. Her major contributions to the field of biological rhythm research are (1) development of genetic tools for cyanobacteria, including real-time luciferase reporter for genes, which enabled establishment of the prokaryotic clock model system, (2) introduction of NMR spectroscopy to structure insights to cyanobacterial oscillator, (3) identification of Circadian Input Kinase (cikA) which encodes a protein related to the phytochrome family, (4) elucidation of the output pathways that relay temporal information from the circadian oscillator.
The awarding ceremony is held on 14th July 2018 in Sapporo in association with Sapporo Symposium on Biological Rhythm at Hokkaido University.