Bishop relates his unlikely journey from student in a rural two-room schoolhouse, to Harvard medical student, and ultimately to professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also provides some advice from lessons learned along the way.
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About the Speaker
J. Michael Bishop has been on the faculty of UCSF for over 40 years and he served as Chancellor of UCSF from 1998-2009. In 1989, Bishop, together with his friend and colleague Harold Varmus, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for their discovery of proto-oncogenes. The study of these genes and their roles in the function of normal and cancer cells has occupied Bishop and his lab ever since.
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- Harold Varmus iBioMagazine: How I Became a Scientist
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