Varmus was recently appointed as Director of the National Cancer Institute. He was previously President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Director of the National Institutes of Health. In 1989, while on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, Varmus and J. M. Bishop won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their work on oncogenes. Varmus is a co-founder of the Public Library of Science and is closely involved with numerous global health organizations.
Talks with this Speaker
Bruce Alberts, Marc Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman, Harold Varmus: leaders in biomedical research who have turned their attention to problems confronting the sustainability of basic research. (Talk recorded in August 2014)
Harold Varmus explains why he believes that the 350 year old print model for publishing scientific papers needs to change in the age of the Internet. (Talk recorded in March 2010)
- Educators of H. School / Intro Undergrad
- Educators of Adv. Undergrad / Grad
Harold Varmus tells us of his circuitous path to becoming a scientist after being an English literature major. (Talk recorded in March 2011)