Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Academician of the USA National Academy of Sciences
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Aaron Ciechanover is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa, Israel. Following his graduate studies, Ciechanover obtained his post-doctoral training with Dr. Harvey Lodish at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. In parallel, he continued his independent work on the ubiquitin system and studied the mechanism of recognition of protein substrates by the ubiquitin system, which endows the system with its high specificity and selectivity. Following his return to Israel he joined the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa and established his own laboratory .He is one-third winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2004 for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. He is a member of the Israeli National Academy of Sciences.