Horwitz Prize Honors Dr. John Condeelis

Edward R. Burns, M.D. ’76, Einstein’s executive dean, and John S. Condeelis, Ph.D., who has found that the tumor microenvironment influences breast cancer metastasis.
Edward R. Burns, M.D. ’76, Einstein’s executive dean, and John S. Condeelis, Ph.D., who has found that the tumor microenvironment influences breast cancer metastasis.

The ninth Marshall S. Horwitz Prize Lecture drew nearly 300 members of the Einstein community to Robbins Auditorium on March 16. The prize recognizes excellence in faculty research and was awarded this year to John S. Condeelis, Ph.D., a professor and co-chair of anatomy and structural biology.

Dr. Condeelis’ innovative microscope technologies have led to fundamental discoveries involving the tumor microenvironment—the microscopic site where tumor cells interact with surrounding cells. His talk was titled “How Tumors Spread and How to Stop Them.”

Dr. Condeelis is also the Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research, co-director of the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center, co-director of the EGL Charitable Foundation Integrated Imaging Program, scientific director of the Analytical Imaging Facility and director of the Tumor Microenvironment of Metastasis Program of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center.