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209. Neurobiology[X]
1Name:  Dr. Peter K. Vogt
 Institution:  The Scripps Research Institute
 Year Elected:  1991
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  209. Neurobiology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1932
Peter Vogt's work on the biology and genetics of retroviruses has opened major new horizons in understanding cancer. He and his colleagues were the first to identify a specific cancer-causing gene (oncogene) of a retrovirus and to establish (with Stehelin, Varmus and Bishop) the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. These discoveries form the conceptual basis of contemporary research on the genesis of cancer. More recently, Dr. Vogt has also discovered new oncogenes that play key roles in regulating the growth of cells. A professor at the Scripps Research Institute since 1993, Dr. Vogt has also served as assistant and associate professor of pathology at the University of Colorado (1962-67); as professor of microbiology at the University of Washington (1967-71); and as Hastings (Distinguished) Professor of Microbiology at the University of Southern California (1971-93). A member of the National Academy of Sciences (1980), the Institute of Medicine (2003) and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2004), he is also the recipient of awards such as the Max Planck Society's Irene-Vogeler Prize (1976) and the ICN International Prize in Virology (1989). An accomplished painter, Dr. Vogt's artistic work can be viewed at www.
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