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Department of Pathology researcher elected as Royal Society Fellow

Thursday, 21 November 2013 3:43pm

Antony Braithwaite-image
Professor Antony Braithwaite.

Professor Antony Braithwaite of the Dunedin School of Medicine's Department of Pathology is among the 13 leading New Zealand researchers and scholars who are newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Announcing the new Fellows, the Royal Society's Academy Chairperson Professor Geoff Austin said being elected as a Fellow is "an honour given to our top researchers for showing exceptional distinction in research or in the advancement of science, technology or the humanities."

Professor Braithwaite has established himself as one of the world's authorities on a protein called p53, which is a central molecular player in the processes by which the body resists virus infection and the development of cancer.