Philip Leder

Philip Leder

Infobox Scientist
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birth_date = November 19, 1934
birth_place = Washington, D.C.
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field = genetics
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alma_mater = Harvard University
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known_for = Nirenberg and Leder experiment genetic code
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Philip Leder (b. November 19, 1934) is an American geneticist. He was born in Washington, D.C. and studied at Harvard University, graduating in 1960. In 1964, he graduated from Harvard Medical School.

He is known for his early work with Marshall Nirenberg for working on the genetic code and the Nirenberg and Leder experiment. Since that landmark experiment, he has made many seminal contributions in the fields of molecular genetics, immunology and the genetic basis of cancer. He is a recipient of the Lasker Award and the National Medal of Science. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.


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title=The AAMC Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences. Philip Leder, M.D
journal=Journal of medical education
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External links

* [ Biographical information] from the Lasker Foundation
* [ Biographical information] from the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
* [ Links to digital facsimiles] Dr. Leder's 'Codon notebooks' documenting the Nirenberg and Leder experiment can be found in Hollis, the Harvard University's library catalog
* [ Professor Leder's listing] in Research Matters

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