Mark S. BretscherMark S. Bretscher

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth: 3 February 1923
  • Family: Married (to Barbara Pearse); one daughter (Nicola) and one son (Andrew)
  • Citizenship: British and Swiss
  • Recreations: Walking, creating wild environments, early English portraits and furniture

Academic Record

  • 1951-58: Abingdon School, Berkshire
  • 1958-61: Major Scholar, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
  • 1961: B.A. degree in Chemistry (1st class) College prize in Chemistry
  • 1961-64: Research Student with Dr Sydney Brenner at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge; Scholar of the Worshipful Company of Salters, London and holder of a Research Studentship at Gonville and Caius College
  • 1964-70: Research Fellow, Gonville and Caius College and MA, PhD (Cambridge University)
  • 1964-65: Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr Paul Berg at Stanford University, Fulbright Scholar and Jane Coffin Childs Fellow
  • 1965-2005: Member of Scientific Staff, Cell Biology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge; (1986-95, Head of Division)
  • 1973: Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation
  • 1974-75: Visiting Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University
  • 1979: Friedrich-Miescher Prize, awarded by the Swiss Biochemical Society
  • 1984-85: Eleanor Roosevelt American Cancer Society Fellow. Visiting Professor, Stanford University
  • 1985: Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1986: Head of the Cell Biology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (resigned 1995)
  • 2005-2013: Emeritus scientist, Cell Biology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge