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Rudolf Jaenisch is a Founding Member of Whitehead Institute and a pioneer of transgenic science, in which researchers alter an animal’s genetic makeup to produce a variant of a human disease.
Jaenisch received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Munich in 1967. Before coming to Whitehead, he was head of the Department of Tumor Virology at the Heinrich Pette Institute at the University of Hamburg. He has coauthored more than 300 research papers and has received numerous prizes and recognitions including an appointment to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.
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