Torsten N. Wiesel

President Emeritus at The Rockefeller University

Torsten N. Wiesel

Torsten N. Wiesel

President Emeritus at The Rockefeller University

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International Brain Research Organization

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2950

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1924 - Uppsala, Sweden

Age

96

Number of Awards

3

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President at Stanford University

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Faculty Member, Molecular Biology Program at Sloan-Kettering Institute For Cancer Research

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Vice Chairman at Hospital for Special Surgery

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Co-Founder at Innoviva, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in Mammalian Cell Biology & Development at The Rockefeller University

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Member, Executive Leadership Team at UJA-Federation of New York

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Founder at Royalty Pharma, Inc.

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Head, Laboratory of Yeast Genetics & Cell Biology at The Rockefeller University

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Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery

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Torsten N. Wiesel
President Emeritus at The Rockefeller University
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The New York Academy of Medicine advances the health of people in cities. An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education, and community engagement. Drawing on the expertise of its professional staff, diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, its current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public’s health; to eliminate health disparities; and to preserve and promote the heritage of medicine and public health.

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Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

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The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission with various programs described further within.

Career History
President Emeritus
Current

The Rockefeller University (the University) is a world renowned center for research (see schedule O) and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics, and physics. The University's 82 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity. Laboratories are loosely clustered in nine research areas covering a wide spectrum of disciplines in the life sciences, including neuroscience, immunology, genetics, structural biology and bioinformatics. The University does not charge tuition. Its revenues are derived primarily from investment income, government grants and contracts, and private gifts and grants.

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, C4
Current

Karolinska Institutet is a medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden, and one of Europe's largest and most prestigious medical universities. It was founded in 1810 on Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm.

Secretary General
2000 - 2009
Boards & Committees
Emeritus Member, Scientific Advisory Committee
Current

The Rita Allen Foundation invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems. Rita Allen Foundation was established in 1953 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Chair, Committee on Human Rights
1992 - 2009

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Trustee
Prior

The Population Council, Inc. provides biomedical, public health and social science research services. The Council conducts research in three areas HIV & AIDS, poverty, gender, & youth and reproductive health. The company was founded in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller III and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2011

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

$1 - $99
2010

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

$1,000 - $4,999
2010

The Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. invests in companies operating in the fields of orthopedics and rheumatology. It provides financing for early stage capital requirements and also makes co-investments.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

$250
1999

Former Senator from New Jersey

Awards & Honors
2005
National Medal of Science
1981
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Society for Neuroscience - Presidential Award
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