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Marc W. Kirschner
Marc Wallace Kirschner (born February 28, 1945) is an Americans, American cell biologist and biochemist and the founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. He is known for major discoveries in cell and developmental biology related to the dynamics and function of the cytoskeleton, the regulation of the cell cycle, and the process of signaling in embryos, as well as the evolution of the vertebrate body plan. He is a leader in applying mathematical approaches to biology. He is the John Franklin Enders University Professor at Harvard University. In 2021 he was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Education and early life Kirschner was born in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, on February 28, 1945. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in chemistry in 1966. He received a NSF-GRFP, Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation in 1966 and earned a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Cali ...
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