About Dr. Arno G. Motulsky
Arno Motulsky, UW professor emeritus of medicine and of genome sciences, is a pioneer in human and medical genetics. The UW Division of Medical Genetics was one of the first of its kind in the world when founded in 1957. Motulsky led the division for more than 30 years.
Dr. Motulsky was also a founder of the field of Pharmacogenetics--the role of genetic variation in response to drugs. Dr. Motulsky has received many honors including election to the National Academy ofScience (NAS), the Institute of Medicine of the NAS, the American Association of Arts and Sciences,andthe American Philosophical Society. In addition to his scientific activities, Dr. Motulsky has long been interested in the social impact of human genetics (including genetic testing) and has participated in various national committees dealing with these issues.
For an engaging profile on Dr Motulsky, see the HS Newsbeat article entitled “Noted geneticist once was turned away from U.S. shores” written by Marsha Rule.