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Bruce Alberts

American biochemist

1938   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Harvard University, Harvard College
occupation: biochemist, university teacher
award received: Gairdner Foundation International Award, National Medal of Science, NAS Award in Molecular Biology, honorary doctor of Tel Aviv University, Fellow of the AACR Academy, AAAS Fellow, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

Bruce Michael Alberts (born April 14, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American biochemist and the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. He has done important work studying the protein complexes which enable chromosome replication when living cells divide. He is known as an original author of the "canonical, influential, and best-selling scientific textbook" Molecular Biology of the Cell, and as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine.Alberts was the president of the National Academy of Sciences from 1993 to 2005. He is known for his work in forming science public policy, and has served as United States Science Envoy to Pakistan and Indonesia. He has stated that "Science education should be about learning to think and solve problems like a scientist—insisting, for all citizens, that statements be evaluated using evidence and logic the way scientists evaluate statements." He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge.
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