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Michael John Gait

Michael John Gait, Indian biochemist. Government of Australia Commonwealth visiting fellow, 1982. Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry; member: Bio-chemical Society (secretary/treasurer nucleic acids and molecular biology group 1988-1992, chairman since 2000).


  • Gait, Michael John was born on December 23, 1948 in Calcutta, India. Son of John Erroll Holmes and Dorothy Vincent (Cooke) Gait.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Birmingham (England), 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Birmingham (England), 1973.


    • Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973-1975. Staff scientist Medical Research Council, England, senior staff scientist England, 1987-1994, special appointment England, since 1994. Consultant Collaborative Research Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1979-1985, British Biotechnology Ltd., Oxford, England, 1986-1992, Glaxo Group Research, Greenford, England, 1994-1995.

      Science advisory board Gilead Sciences, Foster City, California, 1989-2003, RiboTargets, Cambridge, England, since 1997.


    • Editor: Oligonucleotide Synthesis: A Practical Approach, 1984. Senior editor: Nucleic Acids Research. Co-editor: Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology, 1990, 96.

      Contributor more than 150 articles to professional journals.


    Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry. Member: Bio-chemical Society (secretary/treasurer nucleic acids and molecular biology group 1988-1992, chairman since 2000).



    Singing, amateur operatics, hill walking.


    • Married Rachel Irma Factor, June 19, 1975 (deceased 1986). 1 child, Jane; married Anna Cleaves, April 10, 1994. Children: Etala, Simmon.
    • father: John Erroll Holmes Gait
    • mother: Dorothy Vincent (Cooke) Gait
    • spouses: Rachel Irma Factor
    • Anna Cleaves
    • children: Jane Gait
    • Etala Gait
    • Simmon Gait
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    Born December 23, 1948
    (age 68)
    • 1970
      University Birmingham (England)
    • 1973
      University Birmingham (England)
    • 1973 - 1975
      Research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1987 - 1994
      staff scientist, Medical Research Council
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1994
      staff scientist, Medical Research Council