Speaker - Robert Tjian

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Robert Tjian is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty Director of the Health Sciences Initiative and Director of the Stem Cell Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Howard Hughes Investigator. Foremost among his achievements, Dr. Tjian is known for helping to shed light on the molecular machinery used by human cells to decode the genome and control the switches that turn genes on and off. His research has provided insights into Huntington's disease, cancer, diabetes, and infertility, and he has received many awards for his work, including California Scientist of the Year in 1994 and the National Academy of Sciences Monsanto Award for Molecular Biology. Dr. Tjian is co-founder of Tularik, Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that is a leader in regulating gene expression by targeting transcription factors and other proteins involved in DNA transactions. He also chairs the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Advisory Council on Biology.

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Life and Wellness in the Genomic Age

10.05.07 | 01:02:47 min | 0 comments