Dr. M. Eric Gershwin University of California at Davis, USA

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M. Eric Gershwin received his BSc in Zoology from Syracuse University in New York. He also obtained an MS degree in astronomy and astrophysics from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. Finally, he received his MD from Stanford University. Dr. Gershwin was the first individual to clone an autoantigen, the mitochondrial... read moreantigen found reactive in patients with PBC, and this seminal work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and was the first diagnostic recombinant autoantigen approved by the FDA in the United States. He joined the faculty at the University of California in Davis in 1975. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Medicine and the Jack and Donald Chia Professor.