Thursday, September 08, 2011

Philip Beachy to Receive keio Medical Science Prize

The Keio Medical Science Prize from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan has been awarded to Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Philip A. Beachy of Stanford University School of Medicine and Keiji Tanaka of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science.
Beachy is receiving the prize in recognition of his identification of Hedgehog, a key molecule in development, and its medical applications. Tanaka was selected for his discovery of the proteasome and elucidation of its physiological functions.
Beachy and Tanaka will receive the Keio Prize, which includes a monetary award, at a ceremony in Tokyo in December. Click for article September 07, 2011 For more about Phillip's career and his many awards click here.