Stephen Elledge

Stephen Joseph Elledge (born August 7, 1956, in Paris Illinois) is an American geneticist. He is currently the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Genetics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and is an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He earned his B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and his Ph.D. in biology from MIT.[1] His research is focused on the genetic and molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic response to DNA damage. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator since 1993.

Stephen J. Elledge
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
Stanford University
AwardsNAS Award in Molecular Biology (2002)
Genetics Society of America Medal (2005)
Dickson Prize (2010)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2013)
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research(2015)
Gruber Prize in Genetics (2017)
Scientific career
Molecular Biology
InstitutionsBrigham and Women's Hospital



  1. ^ Brownlee, Christen (2004). "Biography of Stephen J. Elledge". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101 (10): 3336–3337. doi:10.1073/pnas.0400868101. PMC 373462. PMID 14993590.
  2. ^ "Hans Sigrist Prize Winners". The Hans Sigrist Foundation. April 3, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Past Winners". Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2015". Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "2017 Gruber Genetics Prize Press Release | Gruber Foundation". Retrieved December 14, 2021.

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