Randy W Schekman
University of California, Berkeley
Cell biologist; Geneticist; Educator
Cellular and Developmental Biology
Approved bio (for Induction)~~is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2002, he received the Lasker Award, the nation's highest award for basic medical research, for cell secretion research important to the biotech industry. His research mapped out one of the body's critical networks: the system in all cells that shuttles hormones and enzymes out and adds to the cell surface so it can grow and divide. A member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences and recipient of the Gairdner International Award in 1996, he was elected President of the American Society for Cell Biology in 1999 and selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and serves as a member of the Academy's Council.