H. Robert Horvitz
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|H. Robert Horvitz|
|Born||Howard Robert Horvitz
May 8, 1947
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Notable students||Cornelia Bargmann|
|Known for||Apoptosis research|
|Notable awards||NAS Award in Molecular Biology (1988)
Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine (2002)
Gruber Prize in Genetics (2002)
Horvitz was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mary R. (Savit), a school teacher, and Oscar Freedom Horvitz, a GAO accountant. He 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.
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.
He currently serves as the chair of the board of trustees for Society for Science & the Public.
In 1994, he was awarded the Swiss Hans Sigrist Foundation prize. In 2000 he received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. That year he was also awarded the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Horvitz shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston. In 2009, he was named a Foreign member of the Royal Society.
- Les Prix Nobel - Nobelstiftelsen - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
- "USA Science and Engineering Festival - Advisors". Usasciencefestival.org. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
- H. Robert Horvitz - Investigator page at HHMI
- H. Robert Horvitz - Curriculum Vitae
- H. Robert Horvitz - Autobiography
- H. Robert Horvitz's short talk: "Discovering Programmed Cell Death"
- H. Robert Horvitz's short talk: "When Stockholm Called"
- H. Robert Horvitz - US Patents
- The Official Site of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
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