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Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Autumn

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Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences in April for his contributions to the understanding of how proteins fold. He was honored along with Franz-Ulrich Hartl, M.D., Dr.Med., of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany. Over the last 17 years, Horwich and Hartl’s labs have helped explain how proteins are transformed from chains of amino acids to three dimensional structures whose shape determines their function. The prize is given by the Wiley Foundation, which was established in 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, a 200-year-old publisher of scientific, technical and medical books and online services.