John Gurdon, University of Cambridge, UK
John Gurdon, a Zoology undergraduate at Oxford University, joined the MRC molecular biology lab Cambridge in 1971 and co-founded a research Institute of developmental and cancer biology (The Gurdon Institute) with Professor Laskey in 1983. His career has concentrated on nuclear transplantation in the frog and experiments to discover the value of mRNA microinjection, mechanisms of response to morphogen gradients, and recently, mechanisms of nuclear reprogramming by Xenopus oocytes and eggs. Master of Magdalene College Cambridge from 1995-2002, his recognitions include the 2009 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Science.
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