Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Cancer TherapyMedical SciencesApoptosisGenomics
Citation at year of election
Dr. Jerry M. Adams, Head, Molecular Biology Unit, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, is distinguished for his pioneering work on the molecular biology of lymphocyte cells. Amongst major contributions are his studies on initiation of polypeptide synthesis; messenger RNA structure; the structure, reorganisation and expression of immunoglobulin genes; and the mechanism and role of oncogene translocations in lymphoid neoplasia. Most of Dr. Adams' work has been done in close collaboration with Dr. S. Cory.