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Ronald Evans receives Frontiers in Science Award

Ronald Evans

Ronald Evans, professor and directory of Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2015 Frontiers in Science Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to their individual profession or area of expertise.

A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Evans is known for his work on nuclear receptors and the mechanism of hormone signaling, which is crucial to understanding body physiology and the treatment of diseases. His work on the isolation of the genes encoding hormone receptors revealed how they help control sugar, salt, calcium and fat metabolism as well as reproductive physiology.