Leland H. Hartwell Biologist

Birthday October 30, 1939
Birthplace California
Age 78 years old
Birth Sign Scorpio


Biologist who was the director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He received a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2001 for his discovery of protein molecules that control the division of cells.

Before Fame

He attended the California Institute of Technology in 1961 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


He discovered the fundamental role of checkpoints in cell cycle control while researching and working with yeast.

Family Life

He grew up in Los Angeles, and occasionally lectured at Arizona State University.

Associated With

He received the Nobel Prize along with Paul Nurse.


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