Claire E. Walczak

Claire Walczak (adjunct professor in the Department of Biology and professor in the Medical Sciences Program at IU Bloomington) is a biomedical researcher studying fundamental cellular mechanisms related to accurate distribution of genetic material between new cells during division. The identification of biomarkers involved in this process could help advance new cancer treatments and therapies since defects in the process lead to hallmarks of the disease, such as abnormal numbers of chromosomes and genomic instability. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

AAAS citation of merit: For distinguished contributions to the field of cell biology and the mechanisms by which key motor proteins and microtubule associated proteins coordinate accurate chromosome segregation.