Prize Recipient


Leibler

Stanislas Leibler
Rockefeller University

Citation:

"For establishing the study of genetic network design principles as a foundation for the field of systems biology, and for pioneering work on the robustness of biological systems."

Background:

Stanislas Leibler did his undergraduate studies in physics at the University of Warsaw. He received three degrees from the University of Paris: an M.S. in theoretical physics in 1979, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1981 and a second Ph.D. in physics in 1984. He spent a year at the École Normale Supérieure and became a tenured research fellow at the Centre d’Études de Saclay in 1984, staying until 1992. Dr. Leibler was also a visiting research associate at Cornell University from 1985 to 1987 and a visiting professor at the École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Leibler moved to Princeton University in 1992 as a professor in the department of physics, becoming a professor in the department of molecular biology in 1993. He spent the year from 1997 to 1998 as a visiting scientist at the European Molecular Biological Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.

During his last year at Princeton, from 2000 to 2001, Dr. Leibler was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He moved to Rockefeller in 2001 and was a Tri-Institutional professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Sloan-Kettering Institute from 2003 to 2010. Since April 2009, Dr.Leibler has been sharing his time between Rockefeller and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he is a professor at the School of Natural Sciences


Selection Committee:

Raymond E. Goldstein, Chair; M. Wang; R.H. Austin; J. Aizenberg; P. Nelson