Anna Marie Skalka

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Anna Marie Skalka, Ph.D., is Senior Member and Scientific Director of the Basic Science Division at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, where the "laboratory is interested in molecular aspects of retroviral replication. Current work is focused on understanding retroviral DNA integration."[1]


According to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Anna Marie Skalka, Ph.D., Vice-Chair of the Commission on Cancer Research (2001), "has been the Senior Vice President for Basic Science and Director of the Institute for Cancer Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia since 1987. Previously, she chaired the Department of Molecular Oncology at the Roche Institute for Molecular Biology in Nutley [NJ]. Dr. Skalka serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory committees, and on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. She was a recipient of an Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National Cancer Institute and an unrestricted grant for research in infectious diseases from the Bristol Myers Squibb Co. In 1994, in recognition of her outstanding achievements, Dr. Skalka was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1996 she was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). In 1999 she was elected to the Board of Governors of AAM. Dr. Skalka is an internationally recognized expert on molecular genetics and the molecular biology of RNA tumor viruses. Dr. Skalka lives in Princeton, New Jersey."

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