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Richard Charles Mulligan, Ph.D

Mallinckrodt Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus

Richard C. Mulligan is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Harvard Gene Therapy Initiative, an integrated effort amongst basic science and clinical investigators at Harvard University and its Affiliated Hospitals directed towards the pre-clinical and clinical evaluation of novel gene-based therapies for inherited and acquired diseases. Professor Mulligan received his B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he studied under Professor Paul Berg. After receiving postdoctoral training at the Center for Cancer Research at MIT with Professors David Baltimore and Phillip Sharp, Professor Mulligan joined the MIT faculty and subsequently was appointed Professor of Molecular Biology and Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research before moving to Children's Hospital and Harvard in 1996. His honors include the MacArthur Foundation Prize, the Rhodes Memorial Award of the American Association for Cancer Research, the ASMB-Amgen Award, and the Nagai Foundation International Prize.

Professor Mulligan is an internationally recognized pioneer in the development of new technologies for transferring genes into mammalian cells. Scientists use the specialized tools created in his laboratory to unravel basic questions about human development and to devise new therapies for the treatment of both inherited diseases and acquired diseases.

Familial influences on the full range of variability in attention and activity levels during adolescence: A longitudinal twin study.
Authors: Authors: Peng CZ, Grant JD, Heath AC, Reiersen AM, Mulligan RC, Anokhin AP.
Dev Psychopathol
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The genetics of impulsivity: evidence for the heritability of delay discounting.
Authors: Authors: Anokhin AP, Grant JD, Mulligan RC, Heath AC.
Biol Psychiatry
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Long-term test-retest reliability of delayed reward discounting in adolescents.
Authors: Authors: Anokhin AP, Golosheykin S, Mulligan RC.
Behav Processes
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Development of gene transfer technology.
Authors: Authors: Mulligan RC.
Hum Gene Ther
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Neural correlates of inhibitory control and functional genetic variation in the dopamine D4 receptor gene.
Authors: Authors: Mulligan RC, Kristjansson SD, Reiersen AM, Parra AS, Anokhin AP.
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Effects of nicotine deprivation and replacement on BOLD-fMRI response to smoking cues as a function of DRD4 VNTR genotype.
Authors: Authors: Xu X, Clark US, David SP, Mulligan RC, Knopik VS, McGeary J, MacKillop J, McCaffery J, Niaura RS, Sweet LH.
Nicotine Tob Res
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Traits, and Substance Use Among Missouri Adolescents.
Authors: Authors: Mulligan RC, Reiersen AM, Todorov AA.
Scand J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Psychol
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Autologous CLL cell vaccination early after transplant induces leukemia-specific T cells.
Authors: Authors: Burkhardt UE, Hainz U, Stevenson K, Goldstein NR, Pasek M, Naito M, Wu D, Ho VT, Alonso A, Hammond NN, Wong J, Sievers QL, Brusic A, McDonough SM, Zeng W, Perrin A, Brown JR, Canning CM, Koreth J, Cutler C, Armand P, Neuberg D, Lee JS, Antin JH, Mulligan RC, Sasada T, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Dranoff G, Alyea EP, Wu CJ.
J Clin Invest
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Detecting T-cell reactivity to whole cell vaccines: Proof of concept analysis of T-cell response to K562 cell antigens in CML patients.
Authors: Authors: Brusic A, Hainz U, Wadleigh M, Neuberg D, Su M, Canning CM, Deangelo DJ, Stone RM, Lee JS, Mulligan RC, Ritz J, Dranoff G, Sasada T, Wu CJ.
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Effects of HIV and early life stress on amygdala morphometry and neurocognitive function.
Authors: Authors: Clark US, Cohen RA, Sweet LH, Gongvatana A, Devlin KN, Hana GN, Westbrook ML, Mulligan RC, Jerskey BA, White TL, Navia B, Tashima KT.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc
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