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Philip Leder

Born: 19-Nov-1934
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Biologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Harvard Geneticist

Leder and Timothy Stewart were granted a patent on the first genetically engineered animal, the "oncomouse", in 1988. The mouse had genes injected into its embryo to increase susceptibility to cancer, thus aiding laboratory study. The patent is owned by DuPont, which charges high royalties for its use and controversially interprets its patent rights in a broad manner.

    University: Harvard University (1956)
    Medical School: MD, Harvard Medical School (1960)
    Administrator: Chairman, Biochemistry Dept., Graduate Program, NIH (1968-73)
    Professor: Genetics, Harvard Medical School (1980-)
    Administrator: Chairman, Dept. of Genetics, Harvard Medical School (1980-)
    Administrator: Trustee, Rockefeller University

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior Researcher (1986-)
    Member of the Board of Genome Therapeutics Corporation
    Member of the Board of Pharmacia (1990-)
    Member of the Board of Schering-Plough (2003-)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Charles A. Revson Foundation Trustee
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Institute of Medicine
    Joe Lieberman for President
    National Academy of Sciences
    Lasker Award 1987
    National Medal of Science 1991

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