Who's who


Dr. Linus Pauling

Dr. Pauling won two Nobel Prizes - in 1954 for Chemistry and in 1962 for Peace. Dr. Pauling was globally admired for his tremendous contributions to chemistry and for advocating peace. Dr. Pauling shared the spotlight in this latter endeavor with Albert Einstein.

Dr. Linus Pauling - Image source: Oregon State
Source: Oregon State University

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When a person (even a Nobel laureate) speaks to you, listen with respect -
but never trust him into anything without your own intellect.





Linus Pauling PhD (1901-1994)

Dr. Pauling was born in 1901 in Portland, Oregon. He received a BS in chemical engineering from the Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) in 1922 and a PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1925. Dr. Pauling joined the faculty of California Institute of Technology in 1925 where he started theoretical work on the nature of the chemical bond. . He became the recipient of many fellowships and honors, including the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1954.



Dr. Pauling had 350 publications including work on the structure of crystals by X-ray diffraction ; the structure of proteins; the structure of antibodies and the nature of serological reactions; the structure and properties of hemoglobin and related substances; abnormal hemoglobin molecules in relation to the hereditary hemolytic anemias. He was a member of numerous professional societies and was elected Rationalist of the Year for 1960 and Humanist of the Year for 1961. His best-known book was The Nature of the Chemical Bond. He also became deeply involved in campaigning for peace during the Cold War, publishing No More War! (1958, 1959, 1962). In 1963, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1962.


Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Passport Photo

Dr. Pauling married Ava Helen Miller (English-Scottish and German descent) in 1923. They had four children, Linus (Carl) Jr. (1925), Peter Jeffress (1931-2004), Linda Helen (1932) and Edward Crellin (1937-1997). Dr. Pauling died on August 19, 1994. Dr. Pauling was globally admired for his tremendous contributions to chemistry and for advocating peace. Dr. Pauling shared the spotlight in this latter endeavor with Albert Einstein. His endeavors in chemistry and peace continue to change the lives of people throughout the world.


Nobel Peace Price 1962 and Nobel Price in Chemistry 1954





Founder

Dr Grace Wong  

CEO, ActoKine Therapeutics, USA




Board of Directors

Linus Carl Pauling Jr, MD  

Board of Director, Student Vision


Hing Leung Sham, PhD  

Sr. VP, Elan Pharmaceuticals (former Abbott)


Claude G. Biava, MD  

Chief Medical Officer, ActoKine Therapeutics.


Robert Allen Lewis, MD  

Former Sr VP and Site Head for the Aventis Pharmaceuticals, USA


Martin A. Wasserman, PhD.  

(former Aventis, GSK, BMS, Roche)


John S.K. Lo  

OBE, JP, Vice President, Hong Kong Science Park


Lex Van der Ploeg, PhD  

Head of Merck Research Laboratories- Boston


Scott Wadsworth, PhD  

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R & D, L.L.C.


Gunther Winkler, PhD  

VP, Strategic Initiatives, former Biogen-Idec


Dr. Morten Sogaard  

Executive Director, Head Biotechnology & Precision Medicine, External R&D Innovation, Worldwide R&D, Pfizer


Dr. Howard A. Young, PhD  

Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Head, Cellular and Molecular Immunology Section, Deputy Laboratory Chief, NCI-Frederick


Reinhard Ebner, PhD  

VP of Biomarkers, ActoKine Therapeutics




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