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UC Davis graduate wins the Nobel Prize in Medicine



UC Davis graduate wins the Nobel Prize in Medicine


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THEIR DISCOVERY OF THE HEPATITIS C VIRUS >> THE NOBEL ASSEMBLY AT THE INSTITUTE DECIDED TODAY TO AWARD THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE TOGETHER WITH HARVEY J ALTER, MICHAEL HOLDREN AND CHARLES FOR THEIR DISCOVERY OF THE HEPATITIS VIRUS C. LISA: CHARLES RICE RECEIVES ONE OF THE BEST AWARDS IN THE WORLD. >> THIS REALLY IS A GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC EFFORT THAT HAS A LOT OF LEADING TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY. BRIAN: ̵

1; – IT WAS BETWEEN THREE LISA: IT WAS BETWEEN THREE SCIENTISTS WHO WON THE NOBEL AWARD FOR THEIR WORK WITH HEPATITIS C. AN ANNUNCIATION RICE WAS NOT EXPECTED. >> INITIALLY, I AM IRRITATED THAT SOMEONE CALLS AT 4:30 IN THE MORNING AND I IMPOSED THAT, YOU KNOW, IT’S A MOBILE CALL – LISA: A CALL THAT DID NOT RECEIVE. HE IS BACK TO BED. >> I REMEMBERED AND I HIT AND PRIZE THE BUTTON OF THE PHONE THAT MADE THE CONNECTION. AND THERE WAS THIS VOICE WITH A SWEDISH ACCENT ON THE PHONE AND HE WAS VERY CONVINCED THAT THIS WAS DEFINITELY A MOBILE CALL. LISA: BUT IT WAS NOT. >> WHEN HE SAID THAT MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES HAVE ALSO BEEN RECOGNIZED WITH THIS AWARD, HE STARTED SINKING IN THIS COULD BE REALLY REAL. >> COULD NOT BE GIVEN TO A MORE DESERVING PERSON. REMEMBER HIS EXTREMELY FONDANT TIME HERE. >> WORKED AT THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK. >> I HAVE BEEN VERY SHORT IN HIS LABORATORY. WE KEEP IN CONTACT AND IT HAS BEEN SUPER SUPPORTIVE OVER THE YEARS OF MY CAREER. >> NOW HE IS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY. >> WRITTEN ME A LETTER TO GET A POSITION HERE AND WHEN I TOLD HIM I WAS HIRED HERE, HE WAS EXCITED BECAUSE IT’S HIS ALMA MATER AND WAS REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM HIS WORKSHOP BACK HERE. LISA: SHOWING A REVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH. >> HE WAS DISCOVERING THE VIRUS, TESTING THE VIRUS, CAUSES OF HEPATITIS C DISEASE, AND THEN HE WAS TREATING HIM TO THE POINT WHERE HIS WORK HAS IMPACT TEN MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE. IN SOME CASES, SAVE THEIR LIFE. >> AND BRING A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY TO THE SPOTLIGHT. >> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR DEGREE STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE YOU CAN OBTAIN AS A STUDENT DEGREE AT UC DAVIS AND WE ARE A LEADING RESEARCH UNIVERSITY CAN LEAD TO CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ACADEMIC RESEARCH THAT CAN CONDUCT

UC Davis graduate wins the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Great news from the world of medicine. The Nobel Prize was awarded to three scientists, including a UC Davis graduate. Charles Rice received the honor along with Harvey Alter and Michael Houghton for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The prestigious Nobel Prize winner comes with a gold medal. The three will also share the prize pool of over $ 1.1 million. Get the full story in the video above.

Great news from the world of medicine. The Nobel Prize was awarded to three scientists, including a UC Davis graduate.

Charles Rice received the honor along with Harvey Alter and Michael Houghton for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

The prestigious Nobel Prize comes with a gold medal. The three will also share the prize pool of over $ 1.1 million.

Get the full story in the video above.


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