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Keith Cranston Robbins

Keith Cranston Robbins, American research scientist. Achievements include discovery of gene specifying platelet-derived growth factor; discovered a number of oncogenes; 2 patents. Vestryman United Christian Parish, Reston, Virginia, 1993. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

  • Robbins, Keith Cranston was born on February 3, 1944 in Berwyn, Illinois, United States. Son of Ollice Cranston and Edith Eileen Robbins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Indiana University, 1967. Master of Science, American University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, George Washington University, 1977.

    Career

    • Staff scientist Hazleton Laboratories, Vienna, 1972-1980. Cancer expert National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1980-1985, section chief, 1985-1988, National Institute Dental Research, Bethesda, since 1988, laboratory chief, since 1992. Invited lecturer Australian Bio-chemical Society, American Heart Association, National Geriatric Society, American Society Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Argentine Congress on Cancer, Science Frontiers in Clinical Dentistry, American Society Microbiology, Michigan Cancer Foundation, South America Symposium on Signal Transduction, Cellw Growth and Cancer, Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Sterling Drug, Nova Pharmaceuticals, Cor Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc., also numerous universities.

      Ad hoc member various science study sections, National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award, National Cancer Institute.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of gene specifying platelet-derived growth factor. Discovered a number of oncogenes. 2 patents.

    Works

    • Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Vestryman United Christian Parish, Reston, Virginia, 1993. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Anne Byrne, June 17, 1967. Children: Christine Anne, Nancy Edith, Elizabeth Erin.
    • father: Ollice Cranston
    • mother: Edith Eileen Robbins
    • spouse: Barbara Anne Byrne
    • children: Christine Anne Robbins
    • Nancy Edith Robbins
    • Elizabeth Erin Robbins
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    Born February 3, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Indiana University
    • 1972
      American University
    • 1977
      George Washington University
    • 1972 - 1980
      Staff scientist, Hazleton Laboratories
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1980 - 1985
      cancer expert National Cancer Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      cancer expert National Cancer Institute
    • 1988
      cancer expert National Cancer Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1992
      cancer expert National Cancer Institute