Oliver Smithies

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1925 –

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Who is Oliver Smithies?

Oliver Smithies is a British-born American geneticist and Nobel laureate, credited with the introduction of starch as a medium for gel electrophoresis in 1955, and the simultaneous discovery, with Mario Capecchi and Martin Evans, of the technique of homologous recombination of transgenic DNA with genomic DNA, a much more reliable method of altering animal genomes than previously used, and the technique behind gene targeting and knockout mice.

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Born
Jun 23, 1925
Halifax
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Balliol College
  • University of Oxford
Employment
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Duke University
  • University of Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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