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Ronald Vale

Born: Jan 11, 1959

Birthplace: Hollywood

Nationality: United States

Ronald Vale

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1959
Birth Place : Hollywood

Ronald "Ron" David Vale PhD is a professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco. His research is focused on molecular motors particularly on kinesin and dynein. He has been awarded the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 2012 with Michael Sheetz and James Spudich. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1995, and in 2012 was the president of the American Society for Cell Biology.

Awards Won


  • Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • Massry Prize
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