Thomas P Hopp
Thomas P Hopp was born in Seattle, Washington and lived his earliest years in a housing project on the banks of the Duwamish River. Despite a tough start in life, a perfect score on the Graduate Record Exam got him into the biochemistry Ph.D. program at Cornell University Medical College. He studied genetic engineering in Nobel Prize winning labs at Rockefeller University and went on to help found the multi-billion-dollar biotechnology company, Immunex Corporation. He isolated the immune-system hormone, interleukin 1, advised the team that created the blockbuster arthritis treatment, Enbrel, a more...