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Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD

Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD

Institute for Cell Engineering
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland 

Class of 2020

For his revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winning contributions to uncovering the molecular mechanisms of oxygen regulation within cells and for discovering hypoxia-inducible factor 1, critical for cellular adaptation to changing oxygen levels, which has had far-reaching implications for the treatment of numerous diseases characterized by low oxygen levels, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.