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SUNY Downstate Sesquicentennial

A Diverse Legacy, A Bright Future

Former SUNY Downstate Medical Center Faculty Member Receives Lasker Award
Evelyn M. Witkin Awarded for Work Conducted At Downstate 1955-1971


Evelyn M. Witkin, who served on the Downstate faculty in the Department of Cell Biology from 1955 to 1971, has been awarded the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for discoveries concerning the DNA-damage response – a fundamental mechanism that protects the genomes of all living organisms.

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