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Anna Marie Skalka

Anna Marie Skalka, American molecular biologist. Achievements include research in the structure and function of DNA, host and viral functions in the synthesis of viral DNA and Ribonucleic acid, phage DNA as a vehicle for the amplification and study of eukaryotic genes, molecular biology of avian retroviruses.

Background

  • Skalka, Anna Marie was born on July 2, 1938 in New York City.

  • Education

    • AB, Adelphi University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, New York University, 1964.

    Career

    • American Cancer Society fellow molecular biology genetics research unit Carnegie Institute, 1964-1966, fellow, 1966-1969. Assistant member department cell biology laboratory molecular and biochemical genetics Roche Institute Molecular Biology, 1969-1971, associate member, 1971-1976, member, 1976-1980, head, 1980-1987. Now director Institute Cancer Research, Philadelphia, since 1987.

      Senior vice president basic science Fox Chase Cancer Center, since 1987. Adjunct professor microbiology, School Medicine, University Pennsylvania, since 1973, Rockefeller University, 1975.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in the structure and function of DNA, host and viral functions in the synthesis of viral DNA and Ribonucleic acid, phage DNA as a vehicle for the amplification and study of eukaryotic genes, molecular biology of avian retroviruses.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, American Society Biological Chemical, Association Women Science, Sigma Xi.
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    Born July 2, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1959
      Adelphi University
    • 1964
      New York University
    • 1980 - 1987
      assistant, member department cell biology laboratory molecular and biochemical genetics Roche Institute Molecular Biology
    • 1987
      now director, Institute Cancer Research
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1987
      senior, vice president basic science Fox Chase Cancer Center
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