Alexander Varshavsky

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Alexander Varshavsky
Born Alexander Jacob Varshavsky
November 8, 1946 (1946-11-08) (age 71)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation biochemist
Known for N-end rule of ubiquitination

Alexander Jacob Varshavsky (Russian: Александр Яковлевич Варшавский; born 8 November 1946) is a Russian-American biochemist, noted for his discovery of the N-end rule of ubiquitination. A native of Moscow,[1] he is currently researching at Caltech.

In 2014 he was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work.[2]

Year Prize
1999 Gairdner Foundation International Award
2000 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
2001 Wolf Prize in Medicine
2001 Massry Prize
2001 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
2006 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
2007 Gotham Prize
2010 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
2012 King Faisal International Prize
2012 Otto Warburg Medal
2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
2014 Albany Medical Center Prize

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