Ronald M. Evans, PhD: Ronald M. Evans, PhD, Fellows of the AACR Academy

A renowned authority on hormones and their role in disease, Dr. Evans has conducted research that has led to the discovery of nearly 50 nuclear hormone receptors. These receptors function by binding to an activating molecule and subsequently translocating to the cell’s nucleus to elicit target gene activation or inhibition. Aberrations in the behavior of these proteins have been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, and leukemia.