FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For his achievements and accomplishments in the field of Higher Education-Pathology and Cancer Research, Robert H. Schiestl, PhD, of Encino, California, America's Registry is currently the Professional of the Year 2015 in his field and has now been honored as a Lifetime VIP.
Dr. Schiestl’s illustrious career began in Austria where he earned his PhD in biology at the University of Vienna in the Department of Cancer Research in 1983. He was the Universitäts Assistant there for a short time after which he pursued his post doctoral studies in the Department of Biology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada until 1986. He then went to the University of Rochester, New York, where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in biology from 1986 to 1989. Dr. Schiestl continued his career at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he was an assistant researcher in the Department of Biology from 1989 to 1991. From there, we went on to become the associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently a professor at UCLA as Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Radiation Oncology and Environmental Health Sciences. He specializes in the molecular basis of cancer. In addition to his other accomplishments, Dr. Schiestl was Brainpower Austria Guest Professor in the Department of Cancer Research at the Medical University of Vienna from 2008-2011. He has 190 publications to his credit, 6 press releases and 10 patents. Among his 2 start up companies are Microbio Pharma, Inc. and RadMit, Inc. which are located in Los Angeles. RadMit, GmbH and Microbio Pharma GmBH are located in Austria. He is affiliated with the Society of Toxicology, Radiation Research, Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society, and the American Association of Cancer Research. In his leisure time, he enjoys sailing, fishing, hiking and animals.
The VIP membership in America's Registry is of particular significance because inclusion is based on a number of factors, not the least of which is the member's accomplishments in their chosen field. In the case of Robert H. Schiestl, it is also based on the positive influence that he has had on his students and his peers. America's Registry is proud to honor him.
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