Howard Robert Horvitz (born May 8, 1947) is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode worm . Caenorhabditis elegans [4 ] [5 ] [6 ]
Education and early life [ edit ]
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.
As of 2015
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 also serves as the chair of the board of trustees for Society for Science & the Public.
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Horvitz is a member of the
USA Science and Engineering Festival's Advisory Board. [7 ]
Robert Horvitz has over 255 publications, has been cited over 49,000 times and has an
h-index of 108. [8 ]
Sulston, J.E.; Horvitz, H.R. (March 1977). "Post-embryonic cell lineages of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans". Developmental Biology 56 (1): 110–156. doi: 10.1016/0012-1606(77)90158-0.
Ellis, Hillary M.; Horvitz, H. Robert (28 March 1986). "Genetic control of programmed cell death in the nematode C. elegans". Cell 44 (6): 817–829. doi: 10.1016/0092-8674(86)90004-8.
Ellis, R E; Yuan, J; Horvitz, H R (November 1991). "Mechanisms and Functions of Cell Death". Annual Review of Cell Biology 7 (1): 663–698. doi: 10.1146/annurev.cb.07.110191.003311.
Yuan, J; Shaham, S; Ledoux, S; Ellis, HM; Horvitz, HR (19 November 1993). "The C. elegans cell death gene ced-3 encodes a protein similar to mammalian interleukin-1 beta-converting enzyme.". Cell 75 (4): 641–52. PMID 8242740.
Hengartner, MO; Horvitz, HR (25 February 1994). "C. elegans cell survival gene ced-9 encodes a functional homolog of the mammalian proto-oncogene bcl-2.". Cell 76 (4): 665–76. PMID 7907274.
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Further reading [ edit ]
Altman, Lawrence K. (8 October 2002). "3 Win Nobel for Work on Suicidal Cells". The New York Times . Retrieved . 19 September 2015
Badge, Peter; Turner, Nikolaus (2008). Nobel faces : a gallery of Nobel Prize winners. Weinheim [Germany]: Wiley-VCH. pp. 506–507. ISBN 9783527406784.
Carey, Jr, Charles W. (2006). "Horvitz, H. Robert". American scientists. New York: Facts on File. pp. 179–180. ISBN 9781438108070.
Drogin, Eric (2008). "Programmed cell death". Science for lawyers (1st ed.). Chicago, IL: American Bar Association. pp. 40–41. ISBN 9781590319260.
Heemels, Marie-Thérèse (1 July 2004). "131 corpses and a Nobel prize". Nature Milestones (Nature Publishing Group). doi: 10.1038/nrn1463 . Retrieved . 19 September 2015
Pelengaris, Stella; Khan, Mike. The Molecular Biology of Cancer: A Bridge from Bench to Bedside. pp. 269–270. ISBN 9781118430859.
Stone, Nikki (2010). "Dr. H. Robert Horvitz". When turtles fly the secrets of successful people who know how to stick their necks out. New York: Morgan James. pp. 55–60. ISBN 9781600378010.