Developmental biologist Margaret Buckingham is awarded the 2013 CNRS Gold Medal
The CNRS Gold Medal, France’s most prestigious scientific distinction, will be awarded in public on November 1 to the developmental biologist Margaret Buckingham, exceptional grade senior researcher emeritus at CNRS and professor emeritus at the Institut Pasteur.
Her research work has led to important advances in the field of myogenesis (muscle formation), cardiogenesis (formation of the heart) and stem cells in embryos and adults. In addition to their contribution to fundamental knowledge, her discoveries will have a major impact, in particular on muscular regeneration therapies and on the understanding of congenital cardiac malformations in humans.
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