Ciechanover joins Aurora advisory board

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Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, the 2004 Nobel laureate in chemistry, has joined the technology advisory board of dedicated breast MRI technology developer Aurora Imaging Technology of North Andover, Mass.

Ciechanover is a research professor of biochemistry in the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

His research converted intracellular proteolysis into a major research area in modern biology and biomedicine. Ciechanover’s studies led to the understanding of the mechanisms of protein ubiquitination and degradation that initiated the development of a new generation of highly specific mechanism-based drugs, according to Aurora.