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Panel 3: Inder Verma, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

CIRM Disease Team Reports

November 30, 2011
14 minutes
Inder Verma


Dr. Verma received his Ph.D. from Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, in 1971. He continued his postdoctoral training with David Baltimore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1974 and has been a part of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences since 1974. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on the development of viruses for gene therapy vectors. He uses genetically engineered viruses to insert new genes into cells that can then be returned to the body, where they produce the essential protein whose absence causes disease. Dr. Verma’s honors include an American Cancer Society Professorship, fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The ASGT Outstanding Achievement Award, Vilcek Foundation Prize and Pasarow Award in Cancer Research. Dr. Verma has also been granted membership in the Third World Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences in India and National Academy of Sciences, USA.