Sue Biggins receives the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology

Sackler faculty member Sue Biggins, Basic Science Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, was among 18 scientists in a wide range of fields honored by the NAS.  She was recognized for her work in understanding the mechanics of cell division.  The Biggins lab developed a procedure to isolate kinetochores, specialized cellular machines in separating and accurately allocating chromosomes during cell division.  They collaborate with the lab of Chip Asbury to conduct biophysical studies of the chromosome attachment to kinetochores, research being conducted by Sackler Scholar, Jonathan Driver.

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