14 Facts About Arno Motulsky


Arno Gunther Motulsky was a professor of medical genetics and genome sciences at the University of Washington.


Arno Motulsky is known as the "father of pharmacogenomics" based on his report in 1957 of negative drug responses in some patients depending upon their genetics at critical enzymes.


Dr Motulsky joined the faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1953.


Over his career Dr Arno Motulsky made many significant contributions to research, patient care and education in human genetics.


Arno Motulsky was noted for his work on blood diseases, the heritability of lipid disorders, the role of genetic variation in disease, and genetic reasons why people differ in their responses to medications and environmental substances.


Arno Motulsky was born in Fischhausen near Konigsberg, East Prussia to Jewish parents, Hermann and Rena Motulsky.


Arno Motulsky was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp for two months, and released on condition he leave Germany.


Arno Motulsky was forced to emigrate without his family in October 1938, bound for Cuba.


For example, when Joseph L Goldstein arrived to train at the University of Washington in 1970, Dr Motulsky suggested that he study lipid levels in people.


Arno Motulsky trained several generations of medical genetic scientists and clinicians, and supported the roles of genetic counselors.


Arno Motulsky was the co-editor of The Genetic Basis of Common Diseases.


Arno Motulsky was an author and editor of the book, Genetic Diseases Among Ashkenazi Jews.


Dr Arno Motulsky was a leader in national and international venues in science policy and advocacy.


Arno Motulsky explained to non-scientists the implications of pending policy decisions.