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Siddhartha Mukherjee


Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of THE GENE: An Intimate History, a #1 New York Times bestseller; THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction; THE LAWS OF MEDICINE; and THE SONG OF THE CELL: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human. He is the editor of Best Science Writing 2013. Mukherjee is an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician and researcher. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in many journals, including Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cell, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Books by Siddhartha Mukherjee

by Siddhartha Mukherjee - History, Medicine, Nonfiction

In the late 1600s, a distinguished English polymath, Robert Hooke, and an eccentric Dutch cloth-merchant, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, looked down their handmade microscopes. What they saw introduced a radical concept that swept through biology and medicine, touching virtually every aspect of the two sciences and altering both forever. It was the fact that complex living organisms are assemblages of tiny, self-contained, self-regulating units. Our organs, our physiology, our selves --- hearts, blood, brains --- are built from these compartments. Hooke christened them “cells.” In THE SONG OF THE CELL, Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans.

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion.