7.012 Introduction to Biology

About The Professor

A Founding Member of Whitehead Institute, Robert A. Weinberg is a pioneer in cancer research most widely known for his discoveries of the first human oncogene?a gene that causes normal cells to form tumors?and the first tumor suppressor gene.

He won the National Medal of Science in 1997, and he is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate degree in commemoration of Linnaeus from Uppsala University.

He is well known for both his brilliance in cancer research and for his mentorship of many eminent scientists.

Prof. Robert A. Weinberg
Robert A. Weinberg
Name: Robert A. Weinberg
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Website: http://www.wi.mit.edu/research/faculty/weinberg.html