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Professor Richard Hynes FRS

Richard Hynes joined the Board of Governors in January 2007.

He is Daniel K Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Professor Hynes previously served as Head of the Biology Department and Director of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at MIT. His research is concerned with understanding the molecular basis of cell adhesion and its involvement in cell behaviour, including contributions to human disease.

Professor Hynes received a BA and MA in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in biology from MIT in 1971. After doing postdoctoral work at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories in London, he returned to MIT as a faculty member of the CCR.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Awards include the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Pasarow Medical Research Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.

FRS: Fellow of the Royal Society

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