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Bernard Roizman

Bernard ROIZMAN, American professor of virology. numerous awards.


Roizman, Bernard was born on April 17, 1929 in Chisinau, Rumania. Arrived in United States, 1947, naturalized, 1954. Son of Abram and Liudmilla (Seinberg) Roizman.


Bachelor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1952. Master of Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1954. Doctor of Science in Microbiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1956.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Governor's State University, 1984. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Ferrara, Italy, 1991. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Paris, 1997.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Valladolid, Spain, 2001.


From instructor microbiology to assistant professor Johns Hopkins Medical School, 1956—1965. From member faculty Division Biological Sciences to professor University Chicago, 1965—1969, professor, since 1969, chairman department molecular genetics and cell biology, 1985—1988, Joseph Regenstein Distinguished Service professor, since 1984. Co-founder Aviron, Inc., 1992.

Convener herpes virus workshop, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 72. Lecturer American Foundation for Microbiology, 1974—1975. Member special virus cancer program development research working group National Cancer Institute, 1967—1971.

Member steering committee human cell biology program National Science Foundation, 1971—1974. Member advisory committee cell biology and virology American Cancer Society, 1970—1974. Chairman herpes virus study group International Commission Taxonomy of Viruses, 1971—1973.

Member International Microbiol. Genetics Commission International Association Microbiol. Sciences, 1974—1981; member science advisory council New York Cancer Institute, 1971—1988.

Member advisory board Leukemia Research Foundation, 1972—1977. Member herpes-virus working team World Health Organization/Food and Drug Administration, 1978—1981. Member board science consultant Sloan Kettering Institute, New York City, 1975—1981.

Member study section experimental virology National Institutes of Health, 1976—1980. Member task force on virology National Institute Allergy and Infectious Disease, 1976—1977. Member committee to establish vaccine priorities National Institute Medicine, 1983—1985.

Chairman science advisory board Tampa Bay Research Institute, since 1983, chairman board trustees, 1991—1997. Mem recombinant advisory committee National Institutes of Health, since 2008. Consultant in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book) Herpes Viruses, Volume 1, 1982, Herpes Viruses, Volume 2, 1983, Herpes Viruses, Vols. 3 and 4, 1985, The Human Herpesviruses, 1993, Infectious Diseases in an Age of Change, 1995. Editor-in-chief: Journal Infectious Agents and Disease, 1992-1996, member editorial board: Infectious Diseases, 1965-1969, Journal Virology, since 1970, Journal Intervirology, 1972-1985, Archives of Virology, 1975-1981, Virology, 1976-1978, Microbiologica, since 1978, Cell, 1979-1980, Virology, since 1983, Journal Hygiene, 1985-1991, Gene Therapy, 1994, Wiley Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine, 2002.Contributor scientific papers, chapters to books.


Trustee Goodwin Institute Cancer Research, 1977—2004. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Society Scholars, Chinese Academy Engineering (foreign), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (foreign), British Society General Microbiology, Hong Kong Biotechnology Association (honorary), American Society Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, American Society Virology, American Society Microbiology, American Association Immunologists, American Academy Microbiology, Institute Medicine, Quadrangle Club (Chicago).


Married Betty Cohen, August 26, 1950. Children: Arthur, Niels.

Abram Roizman

Liudmilla (Seinberg) Roizman

Betty Cohen

Arthur Roizman

Niels Roizman