Title: Neurobiologist, Educator
Location: New York, New York, United States
Hermann Steller, Neurologist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cancer research.
Since 2000, Dr. Steller has served a professor and endowed chair of The Rockefeller University. He has extensive experience in the academic field, having taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prior to his current position. Renowned in cancer research pertaining to apoptosis and cell biology, Dr. Steller has concentrated on cell death playing an important role in sculpting a developing organism and eliminating unwanted and potentially dangerous cells throughout life. From The Rockefeller University website, “Dr. Steller’s research focuses on how programmed cell death is regulated, and how its dysfunction contributes to disease, including cancer.” In addition, he also researches the nonlethal use of cell death proteins for cellular remodeling, and the mechanism of protein degradation in development, aging and disease.
Dr. Steller’s interest and curiosity in science inspired him to pursue a career in the field of biology. He first earned a diploma in the subject from the University of Frankfurt in 1981 and continued as a predoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. In 1984, he earned a PhD from the University of Heidelberg, subsequently relocating to the United States for a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Steller has maintained affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Genetics Society of America, and the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Steller’s work has been recognized on numerous occasions with various accolades and recognition. In 2016, he was honored with the International Cell Death Society Award, and in 2006 was the recipient of the Jonathan Magnes Award from The Hebrew University. He was presented with the Focused Giving Award from Johnson & Johnson in 2003, the Lady David Award from the Faculty of Medicine, Technicon in 2001, and was a Meyerhoff Visiting Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2000. In 1989, Dr. Steller received a Pew Scholar Award from The Pew Charitable Trusts and a year prior was the recipient of the Searle Scholar Award from The Chicago Community Trust.
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