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Siddhartha Mukherjee was born in 1970 in New Delhi, India. He received an undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University, a DPhil in immunology from Magdalen College, Oxford University, and a M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is known for his work on the formation of blood, and the mostrar mais interactions between the micro-environment and cancer cells. His book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center. His articles have appeared in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, and The New Republic. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes (2016) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,124 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Granta 124: Travel (2013) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies [2015 mini series] (2015) — Original book — 10 cópias
The Gene: An Intimate History [2020 documentary] (2020) — Original book — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
India (birth)
Local de nascimento
New Delhi, India
Locais de residência
New Delhi, India
New York, New York, USA
Stanford University
University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
Harvard University (Medical School)
St. Columba's School, New Delhi
Columbia University
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2011
Rhodes Scholar
Pequena biografia
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, Cell, and The New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters. [adapted from The Laws of Medicine (New York: TED Books, 2015)



Emperor of Maladies-- book about cancer em Science! (Julho 2012)


Dudes. Have you ever thought about the fact that you are made entirely of cells? And somehow they coordinate their individual activities so you can grow, heal, think, live, and die? Holy shit! In this very readable and fascinating book, Mukherjee weaves together basic cell biology, the history of how we learned what we know so far about cells, his own experience as an oncologist and researcher, and his own personal life experiences. Somehow he keeps all the threads in order and after finishing this book, the reader has a pretty well-rounded understanding of what is going on with our crazy cells, what we still don't understand, and the many people who got us to this point. As a cancer person, this really helped me understand my own treatment (I finally get exactly what it is that neutrophils do and how the CDK4/6 inhibitors I took in my first and second lines of treatment really work!). Even non-cancer people can prepare to have their minds blown. Do you understand diabetes? The immune system? How a sperm and egg turn into a person? Maybe you think you do, but I bet you will learn a few things if you dig into this book. I read Mukherjee's Pulitzer-prize winning history of cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies, and really liked it but found his prose sometimes a bit too flowery for my taste. In The Song of the Cell, he keeps the same novelistic writing style, but (for the most part) reins in the overly florid metaphors. This book was just great. Highly recommended.… (mais)
kristykay22 | outras 21 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Mukherjee’s books are always a pleasure. Learning about everything, from the experiments that were done to determine the functions of the various organelles of the cell ,to the creation of genetically modified human embryos turned out to be really entertaining. Love the Hindi stories that are skillfully woven in as well
cspiwak | outras 21 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
A nice summary of the history cell research and introduction to the work being done in today's cell biology laboratories.
podocyte | outras 21 resenhas | Feb 10, 2024 |



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