Andrew Fire, Stanford University School Of Medicine, "Sequence-based tracking of biological responses to foreign information"
Departments of Pathology and Genetics
Stanford University School Of Medicine
The Fire Lab studies the mechanisms by which cells and organisms respond to genetic change.
Andrew Fire, Craig Mello, and their colleagues in the RNA interference field were honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries related to gene silencing — a process that allows cells to selectively turn off specific genes. Research in this area jumpstarted a new biological field by opening up previously inaccessible areas of research.