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Forsburg Bio

Dr. Forsburg received her AB from UC Berkeley in English and Molecular Biology, and her PhD from MIT in Biology. She was a postdoc at Oxford University with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund from 1989-1993. She returned to the US in 1993 to join the faculty of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and moved to the University of Southern California in 2004 where she is now a professor in the Molecular & Computational Biology program in the Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Norris Cancer Center. Forsburg's research addresses mechanisms of genome stability during DNA replication and repair using the fission yeast S. pombe as a model system. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of Women in Science. She has been a research scholar of the American Cancer Society and a Stohlman Scholar of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She received the Women in Cell Biology Junior Career Recognition Award from the American Society for Cell Biology in 1996, and the Roche Diagnostics Alice M. Evans award from the American Society for Microbiology in 2011. 

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