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Joseph Schlessinger

Joseph Schlessinger, American pharmacologist, biochemist, medical educator. Member of National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine, American Academy Arts and Sciences, European Molecular Biology Organization, Japanese Biochemical Society (honorary).

Background

  • Schlessinger, Joseph was born on March 26, 1945 in Topusko, Croatia.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Physics magna cum laude, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1968. Mediterranean Shipping Company in Chemistry magna cum laude, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1974.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral associate Department Chemistry School Applied Physics, Cornell University, 1974—1976. Visiting scientist Immunology Branch National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1977—1978. Senior scientist Department Chemical Immunoloy The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, 1978—1980, associate professor, 1980—1984, professor Department Chemical Immunology, Ruth & Leonard Simon professor, 1984—1991.

      Director division molecular biology Biotechnology Research Center Meloy Laboratories, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, 1985—1986, director Biotechnology Research Center, 1986—1988. Research director Rorer Biotechnology, Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1988—1990. Milton and Helen Kimmelman professor, chairman Department Pharmacology New York University Medical School, New York City, 1990—2001.

      Director Skirball Institute Biomolecular Medicine New York University Medical Center, 1998—2001. William H. Prusoff professor, chairman Department Pharmacology Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, since 2001. Founding director Cancer Biology Institute Yale Cancer Center, since 2010.

      Founder Plexxikon, 2001. Co-founder, director and chairman Science Advisory Board Kolltan.

    Works

    • Member editorial board European Molecular Biology Organization Journal, Journal Cell Biology, Cell Regulation, Cancer Research, Receptors, Growth Factors, Cell Crowth & Differentiation, Protein Engineering, Oncogenes and Growth Factor Abstracts. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine, American Academy Arts and Sciences, European Molecular Biology Organization, Japanese Biochemical Society (honorary).
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    Born March 26, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Hebrew University
    • 1969
      Hebrew University
    • 1974
      The Weizmann Institute Science
    • 1974 - 1976
      Postdoctoral associate, Department Chemistry School Applied Physics
    • 1977 - 1978
      visiting scientist, Immunology Branch National Cancer Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      senior, scientist Department Chemical Immunoloy The Weizmann Institute Science
      Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
    • 1985 - 1986
      director, division molecular biology Biotechnology Research Center Meloy Laboratories
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      research director, Rorer Biotechnology
      King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1990 - 2001
      Milton and Helen Kimmelman professor, Department Pharmacology New York University Medical School
    • 1990 - 2001
      chairman, Department Pharmacology New York University Medical School
    • 1998 - 2001
      director, Skirball Institute Biomolecular Medicine New York University Medical Center
    • 2001
      William H. Prusoff professor, Department Pharmacology Yale University School of Medicine
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 2001
      chairman, Department Pharmacology Yale University School of Medicine
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 2010
      founding director, Cancer Biology Institute Yale Cancer Center
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