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Elaine Fuchs wins 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation

Elaine Fuchs wins 2017 McEwen Award for InnovationFuchs has received the 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation. The prize, given by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, recognizes outstanding contributions in the fields of stem cell research or regenerative medicine. Fuchs will receive a $100,000 award and present her research at the society’s annual meeting in June. More »

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Elaine Fuchs to receive 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Elaine Fuchs to receive 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical ScienceThe prize, given by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, recognizes women with outstanding research accomplishments who have also made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science. Fuchs is being honored for her innovative use of reverse genetics to understand skin diseases and cancer stem cells. More »

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Elaine Fuchs wins cell biologists’ highest honor

Elaine Fuchs wins cell biologists’ highest honorIn recognition of her pioneering research on mammalian skin and adult stem cells, Fuchs has received the E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the American Society for Cell Biology. The medal will be presented at the society’s annual meeting in California on December 15. More »

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Elaine Fuchs receives prestigious award from American Association for Cancer Research

Fuchs is being recognized with the 2014 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research for her contributions to the understanding of skin, skin stem cells and skin-related disease. Fuchs is highly regarded for her studies using reverse genetics to understand the biological basis of normal and abnormal skin development and function. The award, now in its 17th year, recognizes an individual scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic or translational cancer research. More »

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Elaine Fuchs to receive Pasarow Award

Pasarow awards, first presented in 1987, honor extraordinary achievement, creativity and distinction in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease and neuropsychiatry.

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Elaine Fuchs awarded distinguished medal from New York Academy of Medicine

Fuchs, head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University, will be awarded the 2012 Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science for her innovative and imaginative approaches to research in skin biology, its stem cells and its associated human genetic disorders. More »

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Elaine Fuchs to receive 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

The award recognizes Fuchs’s contributions to our understanding of skin biology and skin stem cells, including discoveries that have led to advancements in treating skin cancer and severe burns.

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Elaine Fuchs awarded 2011 Albany Medical Center Prize

Rockefeller scientist is recognized for her contributions toward realizing the vast potential of stem cells to treat and reverse disease. More »

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Elaine Fuchs to receive Passano Award

World leader in skin biology and its human genetic disorders is honored for landmark contributions to skin biology and its disorders, including genetic syndromes, stem cells and cancers. More »

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Elaine Fuchs to receive 2010 L’Oréal-UNESCO prize for women scientists

Elaine Fuchs — one of five women scientists around the world selected by the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership to receive the 2010 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards in the Life Sciences — is honored for her contributions to our knowledge of skin biology and skin stem cells. More »

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Elaine Fuchs receives National Medal of Science

Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, is being honored “for her pioneering use of cell biology and molecular genetics in mice to understand the basis of inherited diseases in humans and her outstanding contributions to our understanding of the biology of skin and its disorders, including her notable investigations of adult skin stem cells, cancers and genetic syndromes.” More »

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Scientists identify gene that regulates stem cell death and skin regeneration

A collaboration between researchers in Hermann Steller’s Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology and Elaine Fuchs’s Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development has revealed a new function for a gene previously shown to prevent stem cells from turning cancerous. The gene, Sept4/ARTS, has now been shown to regulate programmed death in skin stem cells, a finding that may have implications for wound healing, regeneration and cancer. More »

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In sync: stem cells work together to make hair grow, give it color

Researchers in Elaine Fuchs’ Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development have elucidated how adult stem cells in hair follicles communicate with each other and what keeps them silent for prolonged periods of time. More »

Balancing act protects vulnerable cells from cancer

Tumor-suppressing pathways usually suppress tumors. That’s a good thing. Even better? When a vital component of the pathway is removed, it continues to suppress tumors. Research led by Elaine Fuchs at Rockefeller University reveals that when epithelial cells lack a receptor called TβRII, the cells hyperproliferate, a potentially lethal process balanced by elevated levels of cell death. This balancing act occurs in all cells that express a major structural protein called keratin 14, but while some tissues remain healthy for life, others spontaneously develop a highly disfiguring and invasive form of skin cancer, one of the very few cancers on the rise. More »

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Study of hair follicles leads researchers to a key stem cell protein

With all the excitement over what stem cells can become, a few basic questions tend to be overlooked: Where do they come from? And how do they survive? Now Rockefeller University’s Elaine Fuchs has come a step closer to addressing the issue, showing that in hair follicles, the protein Lhx2 acts as a molecular brake to regulate the switch between stem cell maintenance and activation. More »

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Expression of ‘Blimp1’ gene leads to the discovery of cells responsible for skin’s sebaceous gland


New research from Elaine Fuchs’s lab examines how skin cells involved in oil production develop from a newly identified population of cells adjacent to the hair follicle. Their findings have implications for skin disorders such as acne and certain kinds of cancer, and may also provide clues to how stem cells control proliferation and differentiation. More »

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Scientists ID the genetic makeup of hair

Despite a $56 billion industry devoted to caring for and styling hair, we know surprisingly little about how it forms. A new paper from Elaine Fuchs’ laboratory at Rockefeller University begins to tease apart the genes, and the cells, that are important for its growth. More »

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Building hair from the ground up

There’s more to a building than the materials that comprise it; equally important is the foundation that underlies and supports the main structure. Similarly, researchers at The Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute led by Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., now show that hair inherently depends on the channels in skin that hold it. More »

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Scientists discover an unexpected influence on dividing stem cells’ fate

Scientists reveal an unexpected influence on dividing stem cells' fateWhen it divides, a stem cell has a choice: produce more stem cells or turn into the specific types of cells that compose skin, muscle, brain, or other tissue. New experiments in skin show this decision can be altered if tiny organs within cells aren’t positioned and divvied up properly. More »

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Researchers explore how protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

Researchers explore how protein production gets distorted in skin cancerResearchers have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. The discovery could potentially aid the development of new treatments.
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