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209. Neurobiology[X]
1Name:  Dr. Thomas Eugene Shenk
 Institution:  Princeton University
 Year Elected:  2015
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  209. Neurobiology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1947
Thomas Shenk is the James A. Elkins, Jr, Professor of Life Sciences in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. He is a virologist, who has investigated gene functions and pathogenesis of adenovirus, a DNA tumor virus, and human cytomegalovirus, a member of the herpes family of viruses. His laboratory’s current areas of focus include the dissection of cytomegalovirus gene functions, persistence and latency. Dr. Shenk served as chair of Princeton’s Department of Molecular Biology for two terms. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Virology and as Chair of the Council for Research and Clinical Investigation of the American Cancer Society. He is a past president of the American Society for Virology and the American Society for Microbiology. He served on the board of directors of Merck and Company for 11 years, and he currently serves as a board member of Kadmon Pharmaceuticals, Forge Life Science, the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Hepatitis B Foundation. Dr. Shenk is the recipient of the Eli Lilly Award from the American Society for Microbiology, an American Cancer Society Professorship and an Investigatorship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and he is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Institute of Medicine. He was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society in 2015.
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