Helen M. Piwnica-Worms


Experimental Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Senator A.M. Aikin, Jr. Distinguished Chair and Professor


1984-1988 Research Fellow in Pathology, Laboratory of Thomas M. Roberts, Harvard
Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
1979-1984 Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Duke University, Durham, NC
1975-1979 B.A., Biology, magna cum laude, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN


2023 Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences
2023 Elected Fellow of the AACR Academy
2021 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research Award
2020 Presented Year in Review (Basic Science), San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium®
2018 Stand Up To Cancer Laura Zisken Prize for Breast Cancer Translational Research
2015 Outstanding Woman in Science Award, Association of Women in Science-Gulf Coast Houston Chapter (AWIS-GCH)
2014 Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Distinguished Postdoc Alumnus Award
2014 Presidential Recognition Award for Faculty Excellence, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2013 Awarded the Senator A. M. Aikin Jr. Distinguished Chair
2013 Elected member of the National Academy of Medicine
2011 Harriet Tischler Memorial Lecture, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2011 Named American Cancer Society Research Professor
2010 Charles B. Smith Visiting Research Professorship, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center
2010 Alumni Achievement Award, St Olaf College
2008 Named the Gerty T. Cori Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
2008 Elected to the rank of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
2007 Recipient of the 2007 Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award, Washington University
2007 Elected, Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences
2001 Elected Fellow of the Academy of Science of St. Louis
2001 Spirit of Health Award for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society
1994-2011 Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1993 American Heart Established Investigator Award
1992 Paper of the Year Award (Molecular Biology of the Cell): cdc25+
encodes a protein phosphatase that dephosphorylates p34cdc2
1991 Pew Scholar of the Biomedical Sciences
1990 American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award
1989 Whitaker Health Sciences Research Award
1989 Marine Biological Laboratories Research Award
1987 Richard A. Smith Award for Highest Achievement, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
1978 Phi Beta Kappa


Cell Cycle- and Checkpoint-Control
Perturbations in Cell Cycle- and Checkpoint-Control in Cancer
Mechanisms of Resistance and Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Triple
Negative Breast Cancer


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