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Peter Walter Shaw Prize Awarded In 2014

Peter Walter

Peter Walter

Award Name : Shaw Prize

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Medical

Location : San Francisco, California, United States


Peter Walter was born in 1954 in Berlin, Germany and is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. He graduated from the Free University of Berlin in 1976, received his MS degree in Organic Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 1977, and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at The Rockefeller University in 1981. He was Assistant Professor at The Rockefeller University in 1982, and joined the University of California, San Francisco in 1983. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina. 

 He won 2014 Shaw Prize in the category of Life Science and Medicine for their discovery of the Unfolded Protein Response of the endoplasmic reticulum, a cell signalling pathway that controls organelle homeostasis and quality of protein export in eukaryotic cells.

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