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Dr. Ames is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), and a former director of UCB's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and served on the NAS Commission on Life Sciences. He was presidentially appointed to serve on the National Medal of Science Committee from 2003 to 2007. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute (National Cancer Advisory Board) from 1976 to 1982.


• SOT Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)
• American Society for Nutrition/CRN M.S. Rose Award (2008)
• Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, Genetics Society (2004)
• American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)
• The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research (2001)
• U.S. National Medal of Science (1998)
• Medal of the City of Paris (1998)
• Japan Prize, (1997)
• Honda Prize of the Honda Foundation, Japan (1996)
• Lovelace Institutes Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research (1995)
• Glenn Foundation Award of the Gerontological Society of America (1992)
• Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1991)
• Tyler Environmental Prize (1985)
• General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prize (1983)


Dr. Ames' over 550 publications have resulted in his being among the few hundred most-cited scientists in all fields.


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