15th Annual Weinman Award Recipient
Dr. Peter Vogt is honored with the XV Weinman award for discovering the first viral oncogene in 1970 (v-src) and for demonstrating that this same gene was present in normal cells in 1976 (v-src).
Department of Molecular Medicine
Scripps, San Diego
Peter Vogt is Professor Emeritus at Scripps. He transformed cancer research with the discovery of the first oncogene, SRC. His mutational analysis of Rous sarcoma virus established the genetic map of retroviruses. He also discovered oncogenes that play major roles in human biology and in cancer, MYC and JUN, and demonstrated the oncogenic activity of PI3 kinase.).