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Salk celebration honors Ron Evans as winner of 2012 Wolf Prize in Medicine

William R. Brody, Marsha Chandler, Ron Evans, Gil Artzyeli, Deputy Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, and Irwin Jacobs

William R. Brody, Marsha Chandler, Ron Evans, Gil Artzyeli, Deputy Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, and Irwin Jacobs

A special dinner was held at the Institute on June 5 to acknowledge Ron Evans as the most recent winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel's highest honor for achievements benefiting mankind and one of the world's top science awards. The certificate was on display in the Foyer, where friends and colleagues gathered to congratulate Evans on this major accomplishment.

Evans, professor and head of the Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory and holder of the March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, was selected for the prize for his discovery of the gene super-family encoding nuclear receptors and elucidating the mechanism of action of this class of receptors. The official ceremony took place at the Knesset, the House of Representatives for the state of Israel, in Jerusalem, on May 13, 2012.