People in the News: Victor Ambros | GenomeWeb

Firefly BioWorks has appointed University of Massachusetts Medical School researcher Victor Ambros to its scientific advisory board.

Ambros is a director of UMass Medical's RNA Therapeutics Institute and identified the first microRNA in 1993. He was a co-recipient of the 2008 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for the discovery.

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