Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Peter Duesberg, is a Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He moved to Berkeley, California, in 1964 to work at the University of California, Berkeley, following completion of a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He isolated the first cancer gene through his work on retroviruses in 1970, and mapped the genetic structure of these viruses. In 1968-1970 he demonstrated that influenza virus has a segmented genome. He was also the recipient of a seven-year Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National Institute of Health.
Carcinogenesis, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology