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educator , Geneticist

Oliver Smithies, British geneticist, educator. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science; member: National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society London (foreign), Institute Medicine, Genetics Society America (vice president 1974, president 1975), American Academy Arts & Sciences.

Background

Smithies, Oliver was born on June 23, 1925 in Halifax, England. Naturalized.

Education

Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Balliol College, Oxford University, England, 1951. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Chicago, 1991. Doctor of Science (honorary), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2004.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University São Paulo, 2008.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow in physical chemistry University Wisconsin, Madison, 1951—1953, assistant professor genetics, 1960—1961, associate professor, 1961—1963, professor, 1963—1971, Leon J. Cole professor genetics & medical genetics, 1971—1980, Hilldale professor genetics & medical genetics, 1980—1988. Excellence professor pathology and laboratory medicine University North Carolina School Medicine, Chapel Hill, since 1988. Research assistant, associate Connaught Medical Research Laboratory, Toronto, Canada, 1953—1960.

Member national advisory medical science council National Institutes of Health, 1985—1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society London (foreign), Institute Medicine, Genetics Society America (vice president 1974, president 1975), American Academy Arts & Sciences.

Connections

Married Nobuyo Maeda.

spouse:
Nobuyo Maeda.