Herbert Boyer

Title

Herbert Boyer

Description

Herbert Wayne "Herb" Boyer (born July 10, 1936) is a researcher and entrepreneur in biotechnology. Along with Stanley N. Cohen and Paul Berg he discovered a method to coax bacteria into producing foreign proteins, thereby jump starting the field of genetic engineering. By 1969, he performed studies on a couple of restriction enzymes of the E.coli bacterium with especially useful properties. He is recipient of the 1990 National Medal of Science, co-recipient of the 1996 LemelsonMIT Prize, and a co-founder of Genentech. He was professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and later served as Vice President of Genentech from 1976 until his retirement in 1991

Creator

Douglas A. Lockard

Date

June 9 2005

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Herbert_Boyer_HD2005_Winthrop_Sears_Medal.JPG/685px-Herbert_Boyer_HD2005_Winthrop_Sears_Medal.JPG

Relation

Rights

Science History Institute

Publisher

Science History Institute

Contributor

Douglas A. Lockard

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Herbert Boyer, Biotech, Bacteria, Genetic Engineering, Science

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Herbert_Boyer_HD2005_Winthrop_Sears_Medal.JPG/685px-Herbert_Boyer_HD2005_Winthrop_Sears_Medal.JPG

Reference

Douglas A. Lockard, Herbert Boyer, Science History Institute, June 9 2005

Cite As

Douglas A. Lockard, “Herbert Boyer,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 13, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/677.