Aaron Ciechanover Judah (Hebrew אהרון צ'חנובר ; born October 1, 1947 in Haifa, Palestine) is an Israeli biochemist. He is the son of an English teacher and housewife Bluma Ciechanover born Lubashevsky and the employees of a law firm and later attorney Yitzhak Ciechanover. His family emigrated from Poland to Palestine before the Second World War. He received in 2004 along with Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation.
Ciechanover received in 1981 at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in Haifa his doctorate degree. He is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Rappaport Family Institute for Research in Medical Sciences at the Technion.
- 2000: Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (along with Avram Hershko and Alexander Varshavsky )
- 2003: Israel Prize
- Honorary doctorates: 2001 Tel Aviv University, 2004 Ben- Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, 2005 University of Osaka, 2005 University of Athens, 2006 Washington University in St. Louis, 2006 Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, 2007 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007 bar - Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 2008 Universidad San Francisco de Quito, 2009 University of New South Wales, 2010 University of Haifa