The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
J. Michael Bishop
Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor, and University Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California USA
"For his discovery that the genes that determine the cancer-causing potential of certain viruses are counterparts of and derived from essential cellular genes, and that derangement of these cellular genes can lead to growth aberrations and cancer."
Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on March 14, 2005.
Physiology or Medicine, 1989