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educator , biology researcher

Richard Olding Hynes, Kenyan biology researcher, educator. Recipient Gairdner Foundation International award, 1997, E.B. Wilson medal, 2007, Pasarow award, 2008; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1982.


Hynes, Richard Olding was born on November 29, 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of Hugh Bernard Noel and Mary Elizabeth (Hinks) Hynes.


Bachelor with honors, University Cambridge, England, 1966. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971.


Assistant professor biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1975-1978, associate professor, 1978-1983, professor department biology, since 1983, associate head department biology, 1985-1989, head, 1989-1991, director Center for Cancer Research, 1991-2001, Daniel K. Ludwig professor cancer research, since 1999. Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, since 1988. Governor Wellcome Trust, since 2007.


  • book

    • Fibronectins

      (Fibronectins comprise a class of high molecular weight gl...)

  • Other Work

    • Author: Fibronectins, 1990. Editor: Tumor Cell Surfaces and Malignancy, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society London, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine National Academy of Sciences (co-chair advisory committee Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research 2006-2010).


Married Fleur Marshall, July 29, 1966. Children: Hugh Jonathan, Colin Anthony.

Hugh Bernard Noel Hynes

Mary Elizabeth (Hinks) Hynes

Fleur Marshall

Hugh Jonathan Hynes

Colin Anthony Hynes