Contact: Alexander Shtifman
Phone: 617-713-8989
alex...@childrens.harvard.edu

Dr. Frederick W. Alt has been named as a recipient of the 2012 Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences from the Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association.  The award, given for the second time, was established to acknowledge and celebrate the lifetime career achievements of Stanford Medical School alumni in the biomedical sciences.  Dr. Alt was recognized for his discoveries of mechanisms that generate and suppress genomic instability in cancer cells and for his work on mechanisms that generate diverse antibody repertoires and their integration into lymphocyte development.