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Allan Balmain, PhD, FRSE, FRS

Allan Balmain, PhD, FRSE, FRS

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Class of 2021

Scientific Areas of Expertise: Cancer Genetics; Chemical Carcinogenesis; Systems and Computational Biology

For defining the first molecular link between cancer initiation and chemical carcinogen exposure; for his pioneering use of mouse models to elucidate how genes and the environment interact to drive multistep carcinogenesis; and for harnessing such models to recapitulate genetic heterogeneity in human populations to better inform precision medicine and diagnostic approaches to treatment.