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Stephen Elledge is currently the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Genetics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research is focused on the genetic and molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic response to DNA damage. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator since 1993. Other prestigious awards received by Elledge include the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science; the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research alongside Evelyn Witkin "for discoveries concerning the DNA-damage response—a fundamental mechanism that protects the genomes of all living organisms”; the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and the Gruber Prize in Genetics.