Robert Weinberg

Robert Weinberg

Robert Allan Weinberg is a Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at MIT and American Cancer Society Research Professor; his research is in the area of oncogenes and the genetic basis of human cancer. Weinberg is also affiliated with the Broad Institute and is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He co-teaches 7.012 (introductory biology) with Eric Lander.

He is best known for his discoveries of the first human oncogene Ras and the first tumor supressor gene Rb, which is partially documented in Natalie Angiers book, Natural Obsessions, about her year spent in Weinberg's lab.

He won the National Medal of Science in 1997, and he is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate degree in commemoration of Linnaeus from Uppsala University.

He is well known for both his brilliance in cancer research and for his mentorship of many eminent scientists.

He is also the author of the textbook " [ The Biology of Cancer] " published by Garland Science.

Further reading

*cite journal | author=Tabin, C.J., Bradley, S.M., Bargmann, C.I., Weinberg, R.A., Papageorge, A.G., Scolnick, E.M., Dhar, R., Lowy, D.R., and Chang, E.H. | title=Mechanism of activation of a human oncogene | journal=Nature | year=1982 | volume=300 | pages=143–149 | doi=10.1038/300143a0 PMID 6290897
*cite journal | author=Shih, C. and Weinberg, R.A. | title=Isolation of a transforming sequence from a human bladder carcinoma cell line | journal=Cell | year=1982 | volume=29 | pages=161–169 | doi=10.1016/0092-8674(82)90100-3 PMID 6286138
*cite journal | author=Hahn, W.C., Counter, C.M., Lundberg, A.S., Beijersbergen, R.L., Brooks, M.W., and Weinberg, R.A. | title=Creation of human tumor cells with defined genetic elements | journal=Nature | year=1999 | volume=400 | pages=464–468 | doi=10.1038/22780 PMID 10440377

*cite book
last = Weinberg
first = Robert
title = The Biology of Cancer
publisher = Garland Science
publication date = 2006
id = ISBN 0-8153-4076-1; ISBN 0-8153-4078-8

External links

* [ Weinberg's page at the Whitehead Institute]
* [ Weinberg's page at MIT]

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