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Professor Emeritus, School of Natural Sciences Biology, Institute for Advanced Study

Arnold Levine is a widely acclaimed leader in cancer research. In 1979, Dr. Levine and others discovered the p53 tumor suppressor protein, a molecule that inhibits tumor development. He established the Simons Center for Systems Biology at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), which concentrates on research at the interface of molecular biology and the physical sciences: on genetics and genomics, polymorphisms and molecular aspects of evolution, signal transduction pathways and networks, stress responses, and pharmacogenomics in cancer biology.

Dr. Levine received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Harpur College, State University of New York.

He has received the following awards:

Lars Onsager Medal 2012; American Cancer Society, Medal of Honor 2009; Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Basic Biotechnology 2008; American Association for Cancer Research, Kirk A. Landon–AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research 2008; Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research 2001; Keio University Medical Science Fund, Japan, Keio Medical Science Prize 2000; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research 2000. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy; National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Levine’s appointments include:

Institute for Advanced Study: Professor Emeritus 2011–present, Professor 2004–2011, Visiting Professor 2003–2004

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2003–2015, Professor

The Rockefeller University 1998–2002: Professor and Head of Laboratory 2002, President and Chief Executive Officer and Robert Harriet Heilbrunn Professor of Cancer Biology 1998–2002

Princeton University 1984–1998: Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences 1984–1998; Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology 1984–1996

Stony Brook University Medical Center School of Medicine 1979–1983: Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Professor

 Princeton University:  Professor of Biochemistry 1976–1979, Associate Professor 1973–1976, Assistant Professor 1968–1973