Zena Werb, University of California San Francisco, USA

Dr. Zena Werb received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Rockefeller University, New York. After postdoctoral studies at the Strangeways Research Laboratory in Cambridge England, she was recruited to the University of California at San Francisco, where she is Professor of Anatomy and Associate Director for Basic Science, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Werb is recognized internationally for her fundamental discoveries about the role of matrix metalloproteinases, the cellular microenvironment and intercellular communication in the normal functioning and pathogenesis of tissues. Her honors include the ASCB E. B. Wilson Medal, and election to the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine

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