The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) presented the AACI Distinguished Scientist Award to Lewis Cantley, PhD, on October 26, during the 2015 AACI/Cancer Center Administrators Forum Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC.
A cell biologist and biochemist who serves as The Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Oncology Research and Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Cantley’s pioneering research has resulted in revolutionary treatments for cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Cantley is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences USA. He received his doctorate in biophysical chemistry from Cornell University. ■