It is with great sadness that we report the death of our colleague, Dr. Angelika Amon. Angelika was an HHMI Investigator, a professor of biology and the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research at MIT, and a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Angelika passed away on October 29, 2020, at the age of 53.

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Angelika Amon’s research focused on how cell growth and division are regulated during normal development and in disease. Amon and her team studied several aspects of cell growth and division, such as how macromolecule biosynthesis is coordinated with cell division and how chromosome segregation is controlled. They also investigated how errors in these processes lead to diseases such as cancer and Down Syndrome and how they contribute to aging.

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