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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1953 as a tax dodge for Howard Hughes. Located in Chevy Chase, MD.

Official Website:
http://www.hhmi.org/

Founding Date:
1953

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Agre
Biologist
30-Jan-1949   Water channels of cell membranes
Richard Axel
Scientist
2-Jul-1946   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Bruce A. Beutler
Biologist
29-Dec-1957   Lipopolysaccharide receptors
Günter Blobel
Scientist
21-May-1936   Protein signaling in cells
Herbert W. Boyer
Biologist
10-Jul-1936   Recombinant DNA, first synthetic insulin
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Mario Capecchi
Scientist
6-Oct-1937   Knock-out mice
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Johann Deisenhofer
Chemist
30-Sep-1943   Proteins of photosynthesis
James R. Gavin III
Doctor
c. 1945   Morehouse School of Medicine
H. Robert Horvitz
Scientist
8-May-1947   Genetic regulation of organ development
Howard Hughes
Business
24-Sep-1905 5-Apr-1976 Insane billionaire
Eric R. Kandel
Scientist
7-Nov-1929   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Garnett L. Keith, Jr.
Business
c. 1936   Vice Chairman of Prudential, 1984-96
Jeremy R. Knowles
Business
1935   Chemistry Professor, Harvard University
Edwin G. Krebs
Scientist
6-Jun-1918 21-Dec-2009 Protein phosphorylation
Philip Leder
Biologist
19-Nov-1934   Harvard Geneticist
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
Roderick MacKinnon
Biologist
19-Feb-1956   Ion channels of cell membranes
Craig C. Mello
Scientist
19-Oct-1960   RNA interference
Gilbert S. Omenn
Business
30-Aug-1941   Professor, University of Michigan
David C. Page
Biologist
6-Jul-1956   Director, Whitehead Institute
W. Allen Reed
Business
1947   CEO of GM Asset Management, 1994-2005
Kurt L. Schmoke
Politician
1-Dec-1949   Mayor of Baltimore, 1988-99
Thomas E. Shenk
Biologist
c. 1947   Princeton Molecular Biologist
Carolyn W. Slayman
Business
c. 1936   Genetics professor at Yale
Thomas A. Steitz
Scientist
23-Aug-1940   Ribosomes
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
Anne M. Tatlock
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Fiduciary Trust, 1999-2006
Craig B. Thompson
Doctor
c. 1952   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Shirley M. Tilghman
Educator
17-Sep-1946   President of Princeton University
Roger Y. Tsien
Scientist
1-Feb-1952   Green Fluorescent Protein


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