Dr. Frederick W. Alt is the director of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, a professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Dr. Alt, who was first funded by the Cancer Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow, has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of B cell development and function, and the mechanisms underlying B cell lymphomas.
His honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences, and awards including the 2009 William B. Coley Award in basic Immunology and the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. In recognition of his accomplishments, CRI also started the Frederick W. Alt Award, which honors a former CRI postdoctoral fellow who has achieved outstanding success that has impacted immunology. In addition to being a member of CRI’s Scientific Advisory Council, Dr. Alt serves on the Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Committee.
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