Harold Eliot Varmus (born December 18, 1939) is an American scientist. He won a Nobel Prize. He is the 14th and current Director of the National Cancer Institute. He was appointed to that post he was appointed to by President Barack Obama.
Harold Eliot Varmus
December 18, 1939
|Alma mater||Amherst College|
|Known for||Retroviral oncogenes; PLOS|
|Spouse(s)||Constance Louise Casey (m. 1969; 2 children)|
|Awards||1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|
Varmus was a co-recipient, with J. Michael Bishop, of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the origin of retroviral oncogenes. Varmus described the work in his Nobel lecture.
He also serves as one of three co-Chairs of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
- President Obama to appoint Harold E. Varmus M.D. to lead National Cancer Institute:  Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine
- "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989". Official Nobel Prize Award Site. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Retroviruses and oncogenes I. Nobel Lecture, December 8, 1989. nobelprize.org