H. Robert Horvitz


H. Robert Horvitz

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birth_place = Chicago
birth_name = Howard Robert Horvitz
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nationality = American
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field = Biology
work_institutions = Massachusetts Institute of Technology
alma_mater = MIT
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known_for = apoptosis research
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prizes = Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002
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H. Robert Horvitz (born May 8, 1947) is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode worm "Caenorhabditis elegans". He is currently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is Professor of Biology and a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2000 he received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. Horvitz shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston. Horvitz did his undergraduate studies at MIT in 1968, where he joined Alpha Epsilon Pi. He obtained his PhD in Biology from Harvard University in 1974.

ee also

*Apoptosis, especially the section on "History and highlights in apoptosis research."

External links

* [http://www.hhmi.org/research/investigators/horvitz.html H. Robert Horvitz - Investigator page at HHMI]
* [http://www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/2002/horvitz-cv.html H. Robert Horvitz - Curriculum Vitae]
* [http://www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/2002/horvitz-autobio.html H. Robert Horvitz - Autobiography]
* [http://www.patentgenius.com/inventor/HorvitzHRobert.html H. Robert Horvitz - US Patents]
* [http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/horwitz/ The Official Site of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize]


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