Herbert Boyer
#1155 Overall Influence

Herbert Boyer

American researcher and businessman

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Herbert Wayne "Herb" Boyer 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 Lemelson–MIT Prize, and a co-founder of Genentech. He was professor at the University of California, San Francisco and later served as Vice President of Genentech from 1976 until his retirement in 1991.

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University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco

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University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh

State-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#157 World Rank #53 USA Rank
Biology
#25511 World Rank #7748 USA Rank
Business