Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Dr. Janet D. Rowley

Janet D. Rowley, M.D.

  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
    5 April 1925

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 2012 Japan Prize

Major Honors

1996 Gairdner Foundation International Award
1998 Lasker Award
1999 National Medal of Science
2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom
2009 The Gruber Prize in Genetics
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in Cancer Research by AACR
2011 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize by American Society of Hematology


1984 Member, the National Academy of Science
1993 American Philosophical Society

Academic Degrees

1946 B.S. from the University of Chicago
1948 M.D. from the University of Chicago

Professional Career

1969-1977 Research Associate (Assistant Professor),
Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine,
The University of Chicago
1977- Professor, Department of Medicine,
The University of Chicago
1984- Distinguished Service Professor,
Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago
Present The Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics, The University of Chicago

Major Publications

  • Rowley JD. A new consistent chromosomal abnormality in chronic myelogenous leukaemia identified by quinacrine fluorescence and Giemsa staining. Nature 243:290-293, 1973.
  • Rowley JD. Chromosomal patterns in myelocytic leukemia. N Engl J Med 289:220-221, 1973
  • Lindgren V, Rowley JD. Comparable complex rearrangements involving 8;21 and 9;22 translocations in leukaemia. Nature 266, 744-745, 1977
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