Barbara J. Wold, PhD
AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship

Barbara J. Wold, PhD

Bren Professor of Molecular Biology
Director, Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

For extraordinary and pioneering scientific contributions to the first use of next generation sequencing (NGS) to study RNA expression in the mouse using deep NGS profiling, noting not only the expression of known genes but also of not yet annotated genes and splice isoforms; and for defining bioinformatic methods to characterize RNAseq data and emphasizing the importance of standards for establishing reproducibility in data analysis.

The AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship was established in 2004 to acknowledge an individual whose outstanding scientific innovation and thought leadership has inspired creative thinking and new directions in cancer research. The recipient of this award is selected annually by the AACR President. Wold was chosen by Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, FAACR, AACR President for the 2019-2020 term. To learn more, please read the press release.

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