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Biochemist , Molecular geneticist , researcher

John Shine, Australian molecular geneticist, researcher, biochemist. Achievements include first to clone a human hormone gene; first to demonstrate that hormone genes cloned in bacteria could be expressed in a biologically active form; patents in field. Decorated Officer, General Division Order Australia, 1996; recipient Boehringer-Mannheim medal, Australian Bio-chemical Society, 1980, Centenary medal, 2001.

Background

Shine, John was born on July 3, 1946 in Brisbane, Australia. Arrived in United States, 1984. Son of Patrick and Molly Gertrude (Hoare) Shine.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, Australian National University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 1975. Doctor of Science (honorary), University New South Wales, 2006.

Career

Research fellow molecular biology unit Australian National University, Canberra, 1978—1980, fellow department genetics, 1980—1983, senior fellow, 1983—1984, founder Center Recombinant DNA Research, 1982. Vice president research & development California Biotechnology, Inc., Mountain View, 1984—1986, president, chief science officer, 1986—1987. Professor molecular biology University New South Wales, since 1987, professor medicine.

Deputy director Garvan Institute Medical Research, Australia, 1987—1990, executive director Australia, since 1990. Board directors Biotechnology Research Partners, Mountain View, 1984—1987, California Biotechnology, Inc., 1986—1990. Adjunct professor medicine University California, San Francisco, 1985—1987.

Chairman board directors Pacific Biotechnology Ltd., 1987—1990. Chairman Australian National Health & Medical Research Council, 2003—2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to clone a human hormone gene. First to demonstrate that hormone genes cloned in bacteria could be expressed in a biologically active form. Patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Molecular Biology & Medicine, DNA. Contributor articles to professional journal.

Membership

Fellow: Royal College Pathologists Australasia, Australian Academy of Sciences (Gottschalk medal 1982).

Connections

Married Kathleen Mary Morgan, February 15, 1969. Children: Rebecca Kathleen, Michael Patrick.

father:
Patrick Shine

mother:
Molly Gertrude (Hoare) Shine

spouse:
Kathleen Mary Morgan

child:
Rebecca Kathleen Shine

child:
Michael Patrick Shine