Hager awarded Transatlantic Medal
The British Society for Endocrinology, one of the world’s most prestigious endocrine societies, awarded the 2015 Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal to Gordon Hager at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. This award is presented annually to a North American scientist judged to have made major contributions to the discipline of endocrinology.
Hager is well known for early studies showing that nucleosomes are positioned at specific sites across steroid receptor regulatory regions, and that nucleosome reorganization is central to the mechanism of gene activation. He also discovered rapid exchange of transcription factors with regulatory elements in living cells, articulating the “hit-and-run” hypothesis for transcription factor action.
Hager is currently chief of the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression and chair of the Center of Excellence in Chromosome Biology at NCI.