Dr. Smithies has been called one of the world’s most accomplished and highly acclaimed biomedical scientists. His work in the field of genetics led to groundbreaking discoveries that revolutionized genetic research and led to the use of gene therapy. Throughout his career, Dr. Smithies has received countless awards, most notably the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007. He joined the UNC faculty in 1988 and is currently the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
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