|Who is it?||Physiologist|
|Birth Day||January 11, 1924|
|Birth Place||Dijon, France, American|
|Age||96 YEARS OLD|
|Alma mater||Université de Montréal Université de Bourgogne|
|Awards||National Medal of Science, Nobel Prize (1977) Dickson Prize (1977)|
|Institutions||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Doctoral students||Wylie Vale|
Completing his undergraduate work at the University of Burgundy, Guillemin received his M.D. degree from the Medical Faculty at Lyon in 1949, and went to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to work with Hans Selye at the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery at the Université de Montréal where he received a Ph.D. in 1953. The same year he moved to the United States to join the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine at Houston. In 1965, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In 1970 he helped to set up the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California where he worked until retirement in 1989.
Guillemin signed along with other Nobel Prize winners a petition requesting a delegation of the Committee on the Rights of the Children of the United Nations to visit a Tibetan child who is under house arrest in China since 1995, namely Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, recognized as the 11th Panchen Lama by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.