J. Michael Bishop is University Professor and Director of the G.W. Hooper Research Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Harvard Medical School. After postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and a year as a visiting scientist in Hamburg, Germany, he joined the faculty of UCSF in 1968. He has devoted his career to research on the molecular pathogenesis of cancer, the teaching of medical and graduate students, and service as chancellor of UCSF from 1998 to 2009. Dr. Bishop’s honors include the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. He has published more than 400 research articles and the book How to Win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in Science.
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