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Nancy H. Hopkins, PhD

Nancy H. Hopkins, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Class of 2021

Scientific Areas of Expertise: Cancer Genetics; Molecular Biology; Virology

For groundbreaking research involving murine RNA tumor viruses and for contributing to the establishment of zebrafish as an essential disease model by developing a method of insertional mutagenesis and conducting a large-scale insertional mutagenesis screen, which led to the identification and cloning of 25 percent of genes essential for the early development of the fertilized egg and identification of genes that predispose adult fish to cancer.