Virologist replaces Steve Jobs at Apple

16 November 2011

arthur levinsonArthur D. Levinson, Ph.D., Chairman of Genentech, has replaced Steve Jobs as Chairman of the Board of Apple, Inc. During his scientific career, Levinson did research on different viruses, including adenovirus, retroviruses, and hepatitis B virus. His first virology paper came from his Ph.D. research with Arnold Levine, and is entitled “In vivo and in vitro phosphorylation of the adenovirus type 5 single strand-specific DNA-binding protein”. He moved to the University of California, San Francisco for postdoctoral work with Harold Varmus and Michael Bishop. There he published on the transforming gene of the retrovirus avian sarcoma virus. This PubMed search string will return Levinson’s publications on viruses, of which there are approximately 35. Levinson left virology to work at Genentech in 1980, but clearly could be called a bona fide virologist. Who would have known that Steve Jobs would be replaced by a virologist?

Thanks to Alice Telesnitsky for pointing out this story.

  • Joe_KooL

    Windows needs him more, they have more viruses to deal with.

  • http://www.rescindinc.org Thomas M. Hennessy, jr

    We have HUMAN viruses at NIH. Varmus and Collins are well meaning people who work hard, but the entrenched bureaucracy at NIH, CDC and HHS need to be CLEARED and out and start over! when i fell ill with what the government labeled as “chronic Lyme disease” back in the early 1990’s, i had already been very sick for a decade and bedbound for the past 5 years!!!!! i needed to take fentanyl patches up to six at a time just to stay alive! then they gave me some BRAND name  oxycodone type of medicine to survive in the hospital, but then switched to some GENERIC crap when they sent me home. Now i can barely walk 100 feet without excruciating nerve and muscle PAIN! we need comparative databases and smart, ethical doctors, not these mental midgets with their hands out to TOTALLY corrupt companies like Provident/UNUM who practice the old insurance adage of “Delay, Deny and Hope you die!”
     I wish Dr. Levinson All the best at APPLE. HE will need LOTS of help and i have 25 years of experience researching these CIND conditions. (Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases) and two appearances on CNN’s Larry King LIve and One on the MacNeil/Lehrer News hour has gotten me more than 29,500 letters, faxes, emails, tweets and phone calls over the past 24 years. there are more than 1 million americans who can barely roll over and pee into a bucket. because what we suffere from leaves our HPA axis stripped, but our bodies LOOK intact to the ignorant masses. (most people) To Paraphras little old Tom Cruise in one of his hit movies…..”PLEASE help ME to help YOU!” you don’t regret it! xo TMH

  • Rustling

    Hulla

  • Rustling

    Can he cure computer viruses?

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