Congratulations to Philip Zamore, PhD on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine! Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. He was elected based on his fundamental contributions to the understanding of RNAi, developing the first biochemical systems to study siRNAs, miRNAs, and their protein partners. His seminal discoveries explained how small RNAs are made and repress genes, transposons, and viruses. He has used these insights to develop novel RNA-based therapies for human diseases.
Zamore was awarded a Keck Young Scholars grant in 2002 to investigate the molecular basis of the RNAi phenomenon and develop this knowledge into a potential therapy for human disease. The Foundation is proud to have supported such an outstanding career.