Biology Affiliate Professor Susan Parkhurst was named the second Mark Groudine Endowed Chair for Outstanding Achievements in Science and Service.
Established by an anonymous donor in 2016, the chair recognizes the scientific achievements and administrative contributions to Fred Hutch of both Parkhurst and Mark Groudine, MD, PhD.
Parkhurst studies the cytoskeleton, the internal meshwork that helps regulate cell shape and function. The chair recognizes her contributions to our understanding of how this dynamic scaffolding system contributes to wound healing and the architecture of the nucleus, the “room” in which cells house most of their DNA. It also recognizes her leadership at Fred Hutch — including as co-associate director of the Basic Sciences Division — and her efforts to foster the development of early-career scientists.
Read more about this honor on the Fred Hutch website.