Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher, a stem
cell biologist and a cancer geneticist. He is the author of The
Laws of Medicine and The Emperor of All Maladies- A Biography of
Cancer, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction and
the Guardian First Book Award.
Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. His laboratory has identified genes that regulate stem cells, and his team is internationally recognized for its discovery of skeletal stem cells and genetic alterations in blood cancers.
He has published work in Nature, Cell, Neuron, The New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times and several other magazine and journals. He lives with his family in New York City.
Brilliant ... medical magic ... written with compassionate warmth
Wonderfully ambitious... Cell biology is complex and as big a topic as life itself; I'm not sure a writer could cover it better
If you are not already in awe of biology, The Song of the Cell might get you there. It is a masterclass
Vast, important ... optimistic
*Mail on Sunday*
Some of the writing in The Song of the Cell is so lovely that you can get caught up in its music
*New York Times*