Nobel Laureate Hershko returns

Nobelistp11_Hershko Avram Hershko, MD, PhD, has returned to Fox Chase Cancer Center for a sabbatical in the lab of Timothy J. Yen, PhD. Hershko is focusing on how protein degradation is used to ensure that chromosomes are accurately segregated between two daughter cells during mitosis — a continuation of his work on the breakdown of proteins within cells, for which he won the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Aaron Ciechanover, PhD, a colleague from his home institution, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, as well as retired Fox Chase scientist Irwin A. “Ernie” Rose, PhD.