James E. Darnell

James E. Darnell
Born (1930-09-09) September 9, 1930
Columbus, Mississippi
Residence United States
Citizenship United States
Alma mater
Known for
  • Original discovery of RNA processing in eukaryotes.
  • Determined how extracellular proteins (cytokines) stimulates nuclear gene expression.
Awards Albany Medical Center Prize (2012)[2]
Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award (2002)
National Medal of Science (2002)[3]
Canada Gairdner International Award (1986)[4]
Scientific career
Fields
Institutions

James Edwin Darnell Jr. (born September 9, 1930 - Columbus, Mississippi)[5] is an American biologist who made significant contributions to RNA processing and cytokine signaling and is author of the cell biology textbook Molecular Cell Biology.

In 2004, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Awards

References

  1. Strong, Colby (June 11, 1990). "People: James E. Darnell, Jr., Is Appointed Chief Academic Officer At Rockefeller University". The Scientist. 4 (12).
  2. "'Towering Figures' in Cell Research to Share Albany Medical Center Prize". Albany Medical Center. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. "President's National Medal of Science, James E. Darnell". National Science Foundation. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. "Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient James E. Darnell MD". Gairdner Foundation. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. Laureates of the 2002 National Medal of Science
  6. National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science


  1. "Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology". The Rockefeller University. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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