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Gerald M Edelman
Scientific consultant to Philip Morris when it was setting up a legitimate scienctific research institute (molecular biologiy) in California in 1990 to 1995. He advised them on the organisation of the institute, and helped them select scientists.
|Dr. Gerald M. Edelman was born July 1, 1929 in New York City. He received a BS. from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania in 1950, an M.D. in 1954 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1954 and a Ph.D. in 1960 from the Rockefeller Institute in New York City. |
He served as Medical House Officer at The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. from 1955 to 1957, and in 1957 joined the Hospital of The Rockefeller Institute, with which he was associated in some capacity through 1992.
In 1972, Dr Edelman received The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. In 1981, he became the first Director of The Neurosciences Institute, a position which he holds today.
The Neurosciences Institute relocated a few years ago from New York to La Jolla, California, where it now occupies a new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to The Scripps Research Institute campus. Dr Edelman is also the Scientific Chairman of the Neurosciences Research Program, a Member of The Scripps Research Institute, and Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute.
Dr Edelman is married and has three children and resides in La Jolla, California.
The tobacco industry people would have known Dr Edelman from their close association with Rockefeller University in New York. The President of Rockefeller Uni, Dr Fred Seitz, was a long-term secret consultant to RJ Reynolds Tobacco, and Philip Morris also gave the university special funding grants for research. The Neurosciences Institute was initially set up in New York, then shifted to California.
In the 1990 - 95 period he was running the Neurosciences Institute on Script Institute premises at La Jolla, and he became the principle consultant to Philip Morris when they were considering the establishment of what became the Philip Morris Institute of Molecular Science . See Philip Morris Institute for Molecular Sciences