Interview with 1989 Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Harold Varmus
In this featured interview, the Executive Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation has a conversation with Dr. Harold Varmus, the current Director of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Varmus has also served as Director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993-1999 and as President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2000-2010. Among Dr. Varmus’s many accolades, in 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine together with Michael Bishop to acknowledge their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. The impact of his work has allowed us to understand and treat cancer, while revealing fundamental features about how cells live and grow. Dr. Varmus talks about his beginnings in science, his work that lead to the Nobel Prize, and his various positions in government and what he has been able to accomplish during his tremendously productive career in science.
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