Ph.D, Stanford School of Medicine,
Shared 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Craig Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Some case studies at the intersection of pure and applied biology
A native of Santa Clara County, California, Dr. Fire received training at UC Berkeley (Mathematics BA: 1975-1978), MIT (Biology Ph.D.: 1978-1983), and the Medical Research Council Laboratory in Cambridge UK (Postdoctoral: 1983-1986). From 1986 to 2003, Dr. Fire was on the staff of the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore Maryland. During his time in Baltimore, Dr. Fire assumed the position of Adjunct Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins University. In 2003, Dr. Fire joined the faculty of the Departments of Pathology and Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine.