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Angelika Amon
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Angelika Amon in October 2017.
Born 10 January 1967
Vienna, Austria
Died 29 October 2020 (aged 53)
Nationality Austrian
Citizenship Austria & United States
Alma mater
Known for Chromosome duplication and cell division
Awards
  • 1998 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 2003 Alan T. Waterman Award
  • 2003 Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award
  • 2007 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research (shared with Todd R. Golub and Gregory J. Hannon)
  • 2008 NAS Award in Molecular Biology
  • 2013 Ernst Jung Prize
  • 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
  • 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  • 2019 Vilcek Prize
Scientific career
Institutions
Doctoral advisor Kim Nasmyth

Angelika Amon, Ph.D. (10 January 1967 – 29 October 2020) was an Austrian-American molecular and cell biologist. He was the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Amon's research focused on how chromosomes are regulated and repeated in the cell cycle. Amon was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.

Amon died of ovarian cancer on 29 October 2020 in Cambridge at the age of 53.

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