Awards & Winners

Herbert Boyer

Date of Birth 10-July-1936
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
(United States of America, Contiguous United States)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Herbert W. Boyer, Ph.D., Herbert W Ph D Boyer
Profession Businessperson
Herbert W. Boyer is a researcher and entrepreneur in biotechnology. Along with Stanley N. Cohen and Paul Berg he discovered a method to coax bacteria into producing foreign proteins, thereby jump starting the field of genetic engineering. He is recipient of the 1990 National Medal of Science, co-recipient of the 1996 Lemelson–MIT Prize, and a co-founder of Genentech. He served as Vice President of Genentech from 1976 through his retirement in 1991.

Awards by Herbert Boyer

Check all the awards nominated and won by Herbert Boyer.


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his contributions to the basic research of the development of recombinant DNA technology. This seminal breakthrough has opened new vistas in experimental biology, and it has led directly to the development of the biotechnology industry.)


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For their fundamental invention of gene splicing techniques allowing replication in quantity of biomedically important new products, and beneficially transformed plant materials. This discovery of recombinant DNA technology has transformed the basic science of molecular biology and the biotechnology industry.)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his brilliant contributions to recombinant DNA methodology, particularly in enzymology, plasmids, and in application of synthetic DNA.)