Biotechnology at 25: Perspectives on History, Science, and Society

Saturday, March 13, 1999

Stanley Cohen, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Birthdate: February 17, 1935
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey

-Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ B.S. 1956
-Univ of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA M.D. 1960

Professional Positions Held at Stanford University School of Medicine
-Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Genetics 1993-present
-Professor of Genetics 1977-present
-Professor of Medicine 1975-present
-Chairman, Department of Genetics 1978-1986
-Associate Professor of Medicine 1971-1975
-Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology 1969-1978
-Assistant Professor of Medicine 1968-1971

Professional Societies
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics Society of America, American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Association of American Physicians, Sigma Xi

Selected Extramural Advisory Committees
Chemical/Biological Information Handling Review Committee, Division of Research Resources, NIH (1970-1974); International Committee on Plasmid Nomenclature (1970-1973); Committee on Recombinant DNA Molecules, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council (1974); American Cancer Society Scientific Review Committee on Microbiology and Virology (1979-1982); Committee on Genetic Experimentation (COGENE), International Council of Scientific Unions (1977-1995); Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury (1981-1988); Scientific Advisory Board, Life Technologies, Inc., (1984 - present); Committee on Biotechnology Nomenclature, National Research Council (1986); Scientific Advisory Board, Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation (1987-1990); Member, Board of Trustees and Board of Overseers, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1989 - 1997); Member, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Experimental Therapeutics Advisory Committee (1992 - 1997); Advisory Board, Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, The Brancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley (1996 - present); University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees (1997 - present)

Current Editorial Board Positions
-Molecular Microbiology
-Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Selected Honors and Awards
-Baldouin Lucke Research Award, Univ of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1960
-Research Career Development Award of U.S. Public Health Service 1969
-Burroughs-Wellcome Scholar Award in Clinical Pharmacology 1970
-Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar Award 1975
-Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award 1975
-V.D. Mattia Award, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology 1977
-Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1978
-Harvey Society Lecturer 1979
-Member, National Academy of Sciences (Chair, Genetics Section 1988-91) 1979
-California Inventor of the Year Award 1980
-Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 1980
-Marvin J. Johnson Award, American Chemical Society 1981
-Wolf Prize 1981
-California Inventors Hall of Fame 1982
-Distinguished Service Award, Miami Winter Symposium 1986
-Distinguished Graduate Award, Univ of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1986
-American Society for Microbiology/Cetus Award 1988
-LVMH Institut de la Vie Prize 1988
-Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences 1988
-National Medal of Science 1988
-City of Medicine Award 1988
-National Biotechnology Award 1989
-National Medal of Technology 1989
-American Chemical Society Special Award 1992
-Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology 1992
-Helmut Horten Research Award 1993
-Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1994
-Distinguished Graduate Award, Rutgers University 1994
-Sc.D., honoris causa, Rutgers University 1994
-Sc.D., honoris causa, University of Pennsylvania 1995
-Lemelson-MIT Prize 1996

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