Full Name
Carol Prives, PhD
Job Title
Columbia University
Speaker Bio
Carol Prives is the DaCosta Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. She and her group have elucidated aspects of the structure and function of the p53 protein especially as it relates to its roles as a transcriptional activator. In parallel, her group has examined how cancer related mutant forms of p53 regulate tumorigenesis. Work from her laboratory has also illuminated the functions of the key p53 negative regulators, Mdm2 and MdmX. Dr Prives has received several honors including being named an American Cancer Society Research Professor, election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the AACR Academy and the Royal Society. She has presented numerous named lectures and has received awards including the NCI Rosalind E Franklin Award for Women in Science, the Paul Jansen Prize in Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship Award, the Ernst W Bertner Award from MD Anderson and the AACR GHA-Clowes Award. Dr Prives has also received an honorary doctorate from McGill University, her alma mater.
Carol Prives, PhD