Mary Catherine Beckerle
Ralph E. and Willia T. Main Presidential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research; Executive Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology. Internationally recognized leader in the area of cell adhesion and signaling. First to demonstrate LIM-protein shuttling between focal adhesions and the nucleus. Characterized the structure of the LIM domain and function for LIM-proteins in embryonic development, muscle function, cell motility, and mechanotransduction.