Professor Judith Frydman was elected to the National Academy of Sciences at its Annual Meeting. Her lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental questions about molecular chaperones, protein folding and degradation. In addition, this work aims to define how impairment of cellular folding and quality control are linked to disease, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and examine whether reengineering chaperone networks can provide therapeutic strategies.
The NAS is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research. Members of the Academy are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.