Titia de Lange

Titia de Lange
Born Titia de lange
(1955-11-11) November 11, 1955
Nationality Dutch
Fields Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Genetics
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (Ph.D)
Doctoral advisor Piet Borst
Known for
Notable awards

Titia de Lange (born 11 November 1955, in Rotterdam) is a professor of Cell Biology and Genetics at Rockefeller University.

De Lange obtained her Masters on "Chromatin structure of the human ß-globin gene locus" at the University of Amsterdam in 1981, and subsequently her PhD at the same institution in 1985 with Piet Borst on surface antigen genes in trypanosomes. In 1985 she joined Harold Varmus lab at the University of California, San Francisco and since 1990 she has had a faculty position at the Rockefeller University. In 2011, de Lange received the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science.[1] In 2013 she won a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, worth $3 million, for her research on telomeres.[2]

In 2000 she became correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[3]


  1. "Titia de Lange receives 2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science | Newswire". Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  2. "Cori Bargmann, Titia de Lange win inaugural Breakthrough Prizes worth $3 million".
  3. "Titia de Lange". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

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