Bernard Roizman

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Bernard Roizman
Residence  United States
Nationality American
Fields Virology, Herpes Simplex

Bernard Roizman is an American scientist born in Romania. He is the Joseph Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Virology in the Departments of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and in Microbiology. of Biological Sciences, at the University of Chicago.


Bernard Roizman received his B.A. and M.S. from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and subsequently attended the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where he received his Sc.D.


Roizman is Joseph Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Virology in the Departments of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and in Microbiology.

Awards and honors[edit]

Pasteur Award, Illinois Society of Microbiology, 1972;
Esther Langer Award, 1974.
Honorary Fellow, Pan American Cancer Cytology Soc., 1973;
Elected: Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1979;
Outstanding Alumnus in Public Health Award for 1984 Johns Hopkins Univ;
Centennial Medal, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France 1987;
First annual ICN International Prize in Virology, 1988;
Society of Scholars, The Johns Hopkins University, 1988;
Fellow, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 1989;
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991;
Sesquicentennial Gold Medal, University of Ferrara, Italy, 1991;
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 1992;
Recipient, Bristol Myers Squibb Unsolicited Research Grant Award in Infectious Diseases, 1991–1995;
Honorary Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1995;
J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, 1997;
Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Infectious Disease Research, 1998;
Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2000;
Institute of Medicine, 2001;
NIH Outstanding Investigator Award 1988-2001;
Honorary member, Italian Soc. for Virology, 2002;
NIH-NCI Merit award, 2003;
Quantrell Award for Excellence in undergraduate teaching, 2003;
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004;
Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008;

Honorary degrees:
Doctorate in Humane Letters, Governors State University, IL. 1984;
Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery. University of Ferrara, Italy 1991;
Doctorate in Science, University of Paris, France, 1997;
Doctorate in Medicine, Univ. of Valladolid, Spain, 2001;
Professor (honoris causa) Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, China, 1985;
Peking Union Medical College, China, 2002;
Shandong Univ, 2003;
Qingdao Univ. 2003;
Jiatong Univ Beijing 2007;

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