Mark S. Bretscher


Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details


Correspondence address: Ram Cottage,
Commercial End,
Swaffham Bulbeck,
Cambridge CB25 0ND, UK.
E-mail: msb@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Place and Date of Birth: Cambridge, England, January 8th 1940
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. S. 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 to present: 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
1984: 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.

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