Title: Geneticist, Professor
Company: Stanford University
Location: Los Altos Hills, California, United States
Uta Francke, Geneticist and Professor at Stanford University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of genetics and science education.
In 1967, Dr. Francke earned an MD from the University of Munich in Germany. She was inspired to pursue medicine by her parents—her mother was a teacher and volunteered for Red Cross, and her father, after being falsely imprisoned, worked as a lawyer with great dedication for his clients. When her uncle became ill, she finally realized that she wanted to work as a doctor to help people. Dr. Francke immigrated to the United States in 1969, and started as an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, in 1973. In 1978, she became an associate professor at Yale University, and in 1985, she earned a Master of Science, rising to the rank of full professor. Continuing her career as a science educator, in 1989, Dr. Francke became a professor of genetics and pediatrics at Stanford University, where she continues to teach to this day.
As a geneticist with several decades of experience, Dr. Francke has contributed to the field in many ways, with her works being published over 500 times. She has worked on chromosome identification, gene mapping, disease gene identification, and phenotype-genotype correlation, among other content areas. She is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, for which she served as president in 1999, and is additionally a member of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the Human Genome Organization, among others. Dr. Francke is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Pediatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing the piano, and traveling. As a testament to her stature, experience, and success, Dr. Francke has been featured in the eighth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, the fourth edition of Who’s Who in American Education, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.
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