Siddhartha Mukherjee Bio | Wiki
Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Indian-American physician, biologist, and author. He is best known for his book titled The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer which was published in 2010. The book won notable literary prizes including Guardian First Book Award, and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, among others.
Time magazine listed The Emperor of All Maladies was listed in the “All-Time 100 Nonfiction Books” (the 100 most influential books of the last century) in 2011. In 2016, Siddhartha authored a book titled The Gene: An Intimate History. The book made it to #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and was among The New York Times 100 best books of 2016. Also, it became a finalist for the Wellcome Trust Prize and the Royal Society Prize for Science Books.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Age
He was born on July 1970 in New Delhi, India. Siddhartha is 52 years old.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Height
He is a man of average stature. Siddhartha stands at the height of 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73 m).
Siddhartha Mukherjee Family
He was born to a Bengali family in New Delhi, India. His father, Sibeswar Mukherjee, served as an executive with Mitsubishi, while his mother Chandana Mukherjee, was a former school teacher from Calcutta ( currently Kolkata).
Siddhartha Mukherjee Sarah Sze
He is happily married to artist Sarah Sze. She is the winner of a MacArthur “Genius” grant. Sarah was a representative of the United States on the 2013 Venice Biennale. The couple has two daughters, Leela and Aria. The family reside in New York.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Education
He attended St. Columba’s School in Delhi. He then studied biology at Stanford University after completing his education in India. Also, Siddhartha earned a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and an M.D. from Harvard University. In 2019, he enrolled at New York–Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. As of 2018, Siddhartha is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Md | Oncologist
In 1989, he won the school’s highest award, the ‘Sword of Honour’. Siddhartha was a biology major at Stanford University. He worked in Nobel Laureate Paul Berg’s laboratory where his role was to define cellular genes that change the behaviors of cancer cells. In 1992, he earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa and completed his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in 1993. He won a Rhodes Scholarship for doctoral research at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Then, Siddhartha worked on the mechanism of activation of the immune system by viral antigens. In 1997, he was awarded a D.Phil. for his thesis titled The processing and presentation of viral antigens. Following his graduation, Siddhartha enrolled at Harvard Medical School. In 2000, he earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. Siddhartha worked as a resident in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 2000 and 2003. He trained in oncology as a Fellow from 2003 to 2006 at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (under Harvard Medical School) based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Genetics | Lab | Gene
Siddhartha’s laboratory is based at Columbia University’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. This Lab has been investigating the interaction between cancer genetics and the microenvironment such as the metabolic environment. It has been established that metabolism in cancer is fundamentally altered. Siddhartha and his team has found the role of diest that is high in fat, adequate in protein, and low in carbohydrate (ketogenic diet) in cancer therapy. The team showed that a ketogenic diet suppressed insulin production in the body. In return, this enhances pharmaceutical inhibition of a gene mutated and commonly overactive in cancers called PIK3CA.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Book | New Book | The Gene
His latest book titled The Gene: An Intimate History was published in 2016. The book provides a history of genetic research and delves into the personal genetic history of the Siddhartha’s family, including mental illness. The book discusses the power of genetics in determining people’s health and attributes. Also, it has a cautionary tone to not let genetic predispositions define fate.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Emperor Of All Maladies
His book titled The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. The book details the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of human cancers from ancient Egypt to the latest developments in chemotherapy and targeted therapy. This book won the annual Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction on 18 April 2011. The citation called the book “an elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into the long history of an insidious disease that, despite treatment breakthroughs, still bedevils medical science.”
The Emperor of All Maladies was listed in the “All-Time 100 Nonfiction Books” (the 100 most influential books of the last century). It also appeared on the “Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2010” listed by Time in 2011. The New York Times listed the book in “The 10 Best Books of 2010” and O, The Oprah Magazine listed it “Top 10 Books of 2010.” The Emperor of All Maladies was nominated as a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 2011. Ken Burns made a PBS Television documentary film titled Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies in 2015 based on this book. The film was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Siddhartha Mukherjee New Yorker
Siddhartha has been in the Time 100 list of most influential people. He writes for The New Yorker and is a columnist in The New York Times. Also, Siddhartha is described as part of a select group of doctor-writers (such as Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande) who worked hard in an effort of “transforming the public discourse on human health.”
This group allowed a generation of readers a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of science and medicine. Siddhartha’s research concerns the physiology of cancer cells, the discovery of bone- and cartilage-forming stem cells in the vertebrate skeleton, as well as immunological therapy for blood cancers. In 2014, The Government of India conferred on Siddhartha its fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Columbia | Lab
Siddhartha joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Columbia University Medical Center in 2009. He joined the Universtiy as an assistant professor. The Columbia University Medical Center is attached to the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital based in New York City.
Previously, Siddhartha was affiliated with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute as well as Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Siddhartha has worked as the Plummer Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Also, he has worked as the Joseph Garland lecturer at the Massachusetts Medical Society and an honorary visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Siddhartha Mukherjee Books
– 2010 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
– 2015 The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science
– 2016 The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee Net Worth
He is an Indian-American physician, biologist, and author with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
How Old Is Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha is 52 years old. He was born on July 1970 in New Delhi, India.
Is Siddhartha Mukherjee Married
He is happily married to artist Sarah Sze. The couple has two daughters, Leela and Aria. The family resides in New York.