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Harold E. Varmus

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Harold E. Varmus (b. December 18, 1939), was a co-recipient (along with J. Michael Bishop) of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes.

Since January, 2000, he has served as President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. From 1993 to 2000, he served as Director of the National Institutes of Health. Prior to 1993, he was a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco.

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