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7 February 2024

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St Hugh’s alumna appointed CBE in The King’s New Year Honours list 2024

We are delighted to offer our congratulations to St Hugh’s alumna, Professor Elizabeth Jane Robertson FRS FMedSci MAE (Zoology, 1975)Professor of Developmental Biology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, who has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Medical Sciences in the King’s New Year Honours list 2024. Her research exploits genetic strategies to identify the key pathways that control the growth and development of the mammalian embryo.

Professor Robertson received her PhD from Cambridge and led research groups at Columbia University and Harvard University before joining Oxford in 2004. Professor Robertson’s achievements have been recognised by a host of prizes and awards including the Rockefeller Pearl Meister Greengard Prize (2007), the US Society for Developmental Biology Conklin Medal (2008) the British Society for Developmental Biology Waddington Medal (2009) and the Royal Society “Royal Medal” (2016). She received a ScD from the University of Cambridge in 2020, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Darwin College.  Most recently, Robertson was elected an International Member of the US National Academy of Sciences (2021).

Professor Robertson said: ‘I am delighted to have been given this award which recognises the importance of basic research in the field of stem cell and developmental biology.  This honour reflects the collective efforts of the current and past members of my research team as well as numerous friends and colleagues with whom I have had the pleasure of working over the course of my career.’

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