Vishva M. Dixit

Titels Prof.
Initials V.M.
Main position Vice president Genentech
Disciplines Life sciences, medicine and health care
  Immunology, serology
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Membership Foreign Member
Since 2021
Foreign Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by Genentech
1 DNA Way
CA 94080 South San Francisco
United States of America
tel.  +1 650 225 3478
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Vishva Dixit is a molecular biologist and biochemist and a pioneer in research on cell death and inflammation signalling. In 1997, Dixit swapped his professorship at the University of Michigan Medical School for a position at Genentech, a San Francisco-based company that bridges the gap between academic and industrial research. He is responsible for numerous scientific breakthroughs involving the discovery and characterisation of regulators of cell death. He proposed challenging new ideas on this subject and then employed an elegant combination of tools taken from biochemistry, genetics and immunology to deliver the experimental evidence. Dixit’s work on the biology of cancer cells has significantly improved our understanding of the origins of this dreaded disease.