J. Michael Bishop
John Michael Bishop is an American immunologist and microbiologist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus and was co-winner of 1984 Alfred P. Sloan Prize, he serves as an active faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, where he served as Chancellor from 1998 to 2009. Bishop was born in Pennsylvania, he attended Gettysburg College as an undergraduate, where he was a brother of the Theta-Pi Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He attended Harvard University where he earned an MD in 1962. Bishop began his career working for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health, he spent a year working for the Heinrich Pette Institute in Hamburg, Germany before joining the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco in 1968. Bishop has remained on the school's faculty since 1968, was chancellor of the university from 1998-2009, he is Director of the Bishop Lab. He became the eighth Chancellor of UCSF in 1998.
He oversaw one of UCSF's major transition and growth periods, including the expanding Mission Bay development and philanthropic support recruitment. During his tenure, he unveiled the first comprehensive, campus-wide, strategic plan to promote diversity and foster a supportive work environment. During this time, UCSF adopted a new mission: advancing health worldwide™. Much of this work was conducted jointly with Harold Varmus in a notably long scientific partnership, their best-known accomplishment was the identification of a cellular gene that gave rise to the v-src oncogene of Rous Sarcoma Virus, a cancer-causing virus first isolated from a chicken sarcoma by Peyton Rous in 1910. Their discovery triggered the identification of many other cellular proto-oncogenes—progenitors of viral oncogenes and targets for mutations that drive human cancers. Bishop is best known for his Nobel-winning work on retroviral oncogenes. Working with Harold E. Varmus in the 1980s, he discovered the first human oncogene, c-Src.
Their findings allowed the understanding of how malignant tumors are formed from changes to the normal genes of a cell. These changes can be produced by radiation, or by exposure to some chemicals. Bishop is a recipient of National Medal of Science in 2003; that same year, his book "How to win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in Science" was published. He was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 2008; the University of California, San Francisco Archives and Special Collections houses a collection of J. Michael Bishop papers, including his laboratory research notebooks, writings and other material
Nikita (TV series)
Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010, to December 27, 2013, in the United States. The series is an adaptation of the 1990 Luc Besson film Nikita, the second such adaptation after the popular 1997 TV series La Femme Nikita; the series focuses on Nikita, a woman who escaped from a secret government-funded organization known as "Division" and, after a three-year hiding period, is back to bring down the organization. The main cast in various seasons features Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Noah Bean, Tiffany Hines, Ashton Holmes, Dillon Casey, Devon Sawa; the series focuses on Nikita Mears, a woman who escaped from a secret U. S. government-funded organization known as Division, after spending three years in hiding, is back to bring Division down. Division and supervised by an organization called Oversight, is responsible for black operations including espionage and assassination. Under the leadership of its first director and founding member, Percival "Percy" Rose, Division has gone rogue and performs under-the-table murder-for-hire.
To protect himself, Percy has created a series of'black boxes', hard drives containing every job Division has done, as leverage to prevent Oversight from removing him and/or ending Division. Percy's black boxes are hidden in secret locations around the world, under the protection of Guardians, high-ranking Division agents. Division fills its ranks by recruiting young people with troubled backgrounds directly from prison. Division fakes the recruits' deaths, erases all evidence of their past lives, molds them into efficient spies and assassins; the recruits do not have the freedom to leave the agency. Recruits may be "cancelled" if their progress is deemed unsatisfactory, to this end, Division implants the recruits with tracking devices and kill chips. Nikita was recruited by Division when she was a troubled teenager, on death row. Division rescued her, faked her death, told her she was getting a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. Throughout her grueling training, Nikita never lost her humanity.
Once she graduated from recruit to field agent, she broke Division rules by falling in love with a civilian, to whom she became engaged and planned to run away. When Division found out and assassinated Nikita's fiancé, Nikita went rogue, she makes it her mission to bring down Division, as a way to avenge her fiancé and atone for the sins she committed as a Division agent. Percy orders Michael, the Division operative who trained Nikita, to deal with her. On the outside, Nikita trains a young woman named Alex, who as a child was saved by Nikita during a mission that killed Alex's father years ago. Nikita has Alex become a recruit inside Division. Over the course of season one, Nikita works to disrupt Division's operations, with the support of Alex's intelligence from the inside. Nikita encounters Gogol, a Russian security department and established enemy of Division. Nikita brings other allies to her side, including Michael when he realizes the true extent of Percy's corruption as well as his own feelings for Nikita.
At the end of the season, Nikita manages to foil Percy's plan to take over the CIA and gain its top-secret funding. However, she is forced to go on the run with Michael. At the same time, Nikita loses Alex when Alex discovers that Nikita killed her father on the Division mission years ago; when Alex is exposed as Nikita's mole and finds herself at the mercy of Division and Oversight, Amanda offers Alex a deal: help Division stop Nikita, Division will help Alex bring down the man who ordered the hit on her father. In season two and Michael focus and press their efforts against Oversight, seeking to destroy the group, which will cripple Division at the same time. Division has changed, with Percy being locked up for his actions in season one, Amanda taking control of the organization, with Oversight supervising her. Alex has set her sights on Sergei Semak, her father's right-hand man and the one responsible for ordering his death, who has taken over Zetrov, her father's company and controller of Gogol.
Nikita and Michael manage to expose and/or kill most of Oversight, with the help of Seymour Birkhoff, a former Division head technician, who left the organization after Percy was imprisoned. While trying to bring down Oversight and Michael hunt down the remaining black-boxes destroying all but one, which has fallen into the hands of Gogol's leader, Ari Tasarov, revealed to be Amanda's lover exposes her as a traitor. With the help of the last of the Guardians, Percy escapes his prison and manages to overthrow Amanda's control of Division, sending Ari and her into hiding, along with the last black box. Percy manages to kill all members of Oversight and puts a plan into place to use plutonium to gain membership to an unknown group of powerful people. Having no other choice and Michael decide to take the situation to the president, with the help of Ryan, helping Nikita on her mission since season one. Alex reconciles with Nikita, after having brought down Semak and restored her father's company.
While her allies attempt to stop Percy's most trusted man, from using the plutonium to blow up Washington, DC, Nikita and Michael infiltrate Division, managing to expose Percy of his corruption and evil deeds, ending his leadership over the organization. Percy is killed by Nikita after trying to escape, Roan is killed by Alex before he could set off the plutonium; the vice president assigns Ryan as the new director of Division and gives Nikita the task of hunting down the last of Division's age
Michael Bishop (gridiron football)
Michael Paul Bishop is a former American and Canadian football quarterback. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Bishop was a member of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts from 2002 to 2008, he previously played with the National Football League's New England Patriots during the 2000 season and played in the Arena Football League, most with the Grand Rapids Rampage. He was one of the best college quarterbacks in the country during his career at Kansas State, beating out UCLA's Cade McNown for the 1998 Davey O'Brien Award. Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx is Michael Bishop's first cousin. Bishop was an outstanding baseball player at Willis High School in Willis, Texas. A two-year starter who averaged 221.2 yards-per-game passing as a senior, he was an All-Montgomery County, all-city and all-state selection in football. In baseball, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 28th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. Bishop attended Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas where as a freshman, he led the Buccaneers to a 12–0 record and the NJCAA National Championship.
He passed for 1,712 yards and 18 touchdowns. His sophomore year, he once again led Blinn to a 12–0 record and an NJCAA National Championship, he was voted honorable mention All-Conference and controlled an offense which recorded 3,086 yards rushing, including 47 touchdowns and scored a total of 438 points. He passed for 972 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for 265 yards and four scores. After his two years at Blinn, he played baseball for one season at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas in the spring of 1997, he was recruited by a number of Division I programs as a defensive back, but decided upon Kansas State University, as head coach Bill Snyder was the only coach to offer Bishop the opportunity to play the quarterback position. In 1997, his first year at Kansas State, Bishop started all 11 regular season games and completed 80-of-185 passes for 1,557 yards and 13 touchdowns, he rushed for 556 yards and added nine rushing touchdowns. Bishop was voted second-team All-Big 12 Conference by the league’s coaches and Big 12 Newcomer of the year by Associated Press.
During the 1997 season, Kansas State won 11 games including a 1997 Fiesta Bowl victory over Syracuse led by Donovan McNabb by a score of 35–18. Kansas State's only loss in the 1997 season came to the eventual national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers; the loss was the first of only three in Bishop's collegiate career. In Bishop's senior year, Kansas State was considered a contender for the 1998 National Championship; that year, he broke school season records with 2,844 yards passing and 23 touchdowns with only four interceptions, He led the team with 14 rushing touchdowns and finished second with 748 yards on 177 attempts. He passed for 440 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-40 passes vs. Northeast Louisiana, his four touchdown passes tying a school record and his 440 passing yards ranking him second in school history, he passed for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed 25 times for 140 yards with two scores and was voted Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week as the Wildcats defeated Nebraska for the first time in 30 years.
Bishop led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season and the Big 12 North title, putting Kansas State in 1st place in the ESPN-USA Today Coaches poll and 2nd in the Associated Press media poll. Just two weeks the Wildcats' national championship dreams were put to an end. In the 1998 Big 12 Championship Game on December 5, 1998, Kansas State lost in double overtime to No. 10 Texas A&M team 36–33. Bishop ran for one touchdown in the game and threw for two more scores. Bishop posted a 22 -- 3 record, he received 792 votes, including 41 first place votes, but finished second in the 1998 Heisman Trophy voting to Ricky Williams. He finished his Wildcat career fourth on the all-time passing list with 4,401 yards and broke Chad May’s career record with 36 touchdown passes despite playing only two seasons, he ranks second behind Lynn Dickey in Kansas State history with 5,715 yards of total offense. Established a Kansas State record with 59 total touchdowns. After his senior season, he was voted a consensus All-American and All-Big 12 Conference selection and was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
The Wildcats finished ranked third in the BCS, lost in the Alamo Bowl to Purdue, 37–34. Bishop was selected by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. However, he was inactive for all but one game, it was not until the 2000 season that he played in his first professional game. During that season, he saw only limited playing time, completing just 3-of-9 passes for 80 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. During a game against the Indianapolis Colts he threw a 44-yard Hail Mary touchdown at the end of the first half in his first career attempt. Afterwards, several Patriots fans, upset with the poor play of starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe throughout the season, demanded that coach Bill Belichick name Bishop the starter, though this never happened. Tom Brady called Bishop "one of the best athletes he has seen" in the 2000 NFL season. In 2001, Bishop played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe, he started six games for the Galaxy, completed 76-of-153 passes for 1,090 yards, including 11 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
He gained 244 yards on 35 carries and scored one rushing touchdown. Bishop was released by the Patriots in August 2001, he was signed by the Green Bay
Mike Bishop (politician)
Michael Dean Bishop is an American politician, the U. S. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district from 2015 to 2019, he is a member of the Republican Party. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003, the Michigan State Senate from 2003 to 2010 where he served as majority leader. Bishop lost his reelection bid in the 2018 midterm elections to Democratic nominee Elissa Slotkin. Bishop graduated from Rochester Adams High School, graduated from University of Michigan in 1989, he received a J. D. from Michigan State University College of Law. Bishop worked at the law firm of Booth Patterson until 2002, he became a senior attorney at Simon, Galasso & Frantz. Bishop is a licensed real estate broker and has owned two local real estate businesses, Freedom Realty, Inc. and Pro Management, Inc. Bishop is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, District of Columbia Bar, Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, Oakland County Bar Association, Michigan Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors.
Bishop served on the Municipal Law and Business Law committees of the Oakland County Bar Association and is a member of the National Association of Sportsmen Legislators. Following his time in the Michigan Legislature, Bishop worked as chief legal officer for International Bancard Corporation and taught at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to his election in the 45th District, Bishop unsuccessfully campaigned for a University of Michigan Board of Regents position in 1996. Bishop served in the Michigan State House from 1999 to 2002 representing the 45th District, which covered much of the same territory where his father, Donald Bishop, had served. During his four-year tenure in the Michigan House, he served as vice chairman of the Commerce Committee. Bishop was elected to the State Senate in 2002 to represent the 12th District, a seat, held by his father, he served until term limits prevented him from seeking re-election in 2010. Before his time as majority leader, Bishop was chosen to be chairman of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and vice chairman of both the Gaming and Casino Oversight Committee and Judiciary Committee.
Bishop was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007-2010. At the State Republican Party Convention in 2010, Bishop unsuccessfully bid for the Republican nomination for state attorney general, he lost to Democratic incumbent Jessica R. Cooper. 2014 On November 4, 2014, Bishop defeated Democratic challenger Eric Schertzing for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Bishop was sworn in on January 6, 2015. Shortly after being sworn in, he voted for John Boehner as Speaker. 2016 Bishop ran for re-election in 2016. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Two Democrats, actress Melissa Gilbert and Linda Keefe, filed to run in the Democratic primary election. Gilbert withdrew. Gilbert was replaced with Democratic challenger Suzanna Shkreli late in the race in July, 2016. 2018 Bishop lost in a toss-up to Democratic challenger Elissa Slotkin. Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood and Secondary EducationSubcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Antitrust Law Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Subcommittee on Human Resources Republican Study Committee House Baltic Caucus Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Bishop opposes abortion.
He has voted to ban abortions after 20 weeks and has co-sponsored legislation which states that life starts at conception. Bishop disapproves of the ACA and voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2016. Bishop has called on the USDA to stop the killing of kittens after being tested on for research. Bishop supports gun rights and the Second Amendment, receiving a A/A+ rating from the National Rifle Association; when Bishop was Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate, a bill to create the Gordie Howe International Bridge as a companion to the Ambassador Bridge came to him for determination to put it to the Senate floor for a vote. Corporate interests were in favor of the bill, which would partner with Canada to pay for the bridge. Bishop opposed the bridge and did not bring the legislation to a floor vote, saying there were "too many outstanding legal issues and the legislation is too important to push a lame-duck vote." Bishop had received campaign donations from owner of the rival Ambassador Bridge.
Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, found another way to make the deal and the project continued without Bishop's support. Before being elected to the U. S. House of Representatives he vowed to vote to block the Gordie Howe International bridge; the Livingston Daily reported "A proposal for the federal government to fund a U. S. customs center has stalled. If elected, Bishop said he wouldn't support federal funding of the customs center." Bishop, a resident of Rochester, has three children. He is a Congregationalist. Mike Bishop at Curlie Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Profile at Vote Smart Financial information at the Federal Election Commission Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress Appearances on C-SPAN
Bishop is a fictional character in the movie Aliens, portrayed by actor Lance Henriksen. The character is the science officer of the Sulaco, whose actions are critical to the survival of Ellen Ripley; when Ripley discovers that Bishop, like Ash, is an android, she treats him with extreme distrust due to her previous experiences. Bishop, the android executive officer assigned to the Sulaco, is responsible for planetary maneuvering; when he introduces himself to Ripley, he says. After most of the Colonial Marines are wiped out by the Aliens on LV-426, Bishop is a medic and technician who ensures that the company's dropship receives Ripley and Hicks; when he boards the Sulaco, he is bisected by the stowaway Alien Queen. When Ripley defeats the Queen by opening the airlock, Bishop saves Newt, he is placed into cryosleep with Ripley and Hicks. When the Sulaco crashes into Fury 161 in Alien3, Bishop is damaged beyond repair and thrown into the prison's landfill. Ripley reactivates Bishop in order to access the black box recorder of the Sulaco, learning from him that there had been a Xenomorph aboard the Sulaco, that it was now on the planet with them, that this information had been transmitted directly to Weyland-Yutani.
After giving Ripley the information she wanted, Bishop asked to be disconnected, stating that while he could be repaired, he would never be the state-of-the-art android he once was. His remains were retrieved by the Weyland-Yutani Bio-Weapons Division that arrived on the planet to capture Ripley and the Xenomorph, headed by Bishop's designer, Michael Bishop Weyland. Bishop's origin is detailed in the 2017 short story "Broken" by Rachel Caine, featured in the anthology novel Aliens: Bug Hunt, it is revealed in the novel that Bishop was named after the chess piece, given that the fellow identical synthetics he meets are given names based on chess pieces. After his activation, Bishop is quizzed by a technician named Dr. Sasaki to ensure he does not suffer from any dangerous faults in his character programming. Sasaki releases Bishop into a room containing other similar androids, although she voices her concern that he may be flawed, possessing emotional capabilities exceeding his intended capacity, like that of the decommissioned "David" line.
Noting the reactions of people around him to his unorthodox responses, Bishop decides that he is "different". Sometime Bishop is attached to a Colonial Marine unit led by Lieutenant Lew "Lucky" Larsen attempting to free a group of hostages on Haarsa Colony. Following a firefight with the hostage-takers, a group of predominantly ex-military criminals known as Company F, Larsen orders Bishop to check the wounded and tag those able to be evacuated, explaining that their orders are to destroy the colony's air converters and abandon the remaining hostages. Realising the destruction of the converters will flood the facility with deadly Pervox gas, Bishop questions his orders, but is overruled. After tagging the wounded, Bishop elects to take gas masks to the hostages, ignoring Larsen's attempts to stop him. Upon reaching the rest of the Company F mercenaries, Bishop discovers they are equipped with another Bishop-model synthetic named Rook; as Bishop attempts to reason with the hostage-takers from cover, Rook ambushes him.
Posing as Rook, he returns to the surviving Company F soldiers. At that moment the Marines destroy the converters with explosives, poisonous gas spreads throughout the colony; as the mercenaries and hostages are overcome, Bishop places the gas masks he has brought along on the hostages, saving their lives. Bishop begins ferrying the hostages to the dropship left for him on the landing pad, but when he returns for the final two he is shot by two Company F mercs, who survived in an air pocket long enough to steal gas masks from two of the hostages; as the two mercenaries mock the now paralyzed Bishop and knowing they will slaughter the other hostages before leaving, Bishop overcomes his programming that safeguards human life, remotely deactivating the men's gas masks, exposing them to the Pervox, killing them. As his last act, Bishop remotely pilots the dropship into orbit, saving the hostages, before shutting down; when Bishop reactivates, he finds himself in a med bay being tended to by Private Hudson, under the watchful eye of Sergeant Apone.
He learns from these Marines that they recovered him from Hearst Colony to replace their own synthetic, lost in action several missions previously. As they acquaint themselves with their new team member, Hudson teaches Bishop the knife game. Henriksen was one of the several actors, including Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton, cast in Aliens who had collaborated with James Cameron on The Terminator. Roz Kaveney, in her analysis of Ash in From Alien to The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film, draws parallels to Bishop as a representation of the Three Laws of Robotics. Although Ash's programming allows harming humans, Bishop puts human life above all else in accordance with the First Law of Robotics. Bishop was studied by LeiLani Nishime of the University of Texas Press in 2005 as a theoretical dramatization of how humans would deal with the presence of an Other concerning Ripley's initial apprehension about being near a synthetic after her life-threatening encounter with Ash. According to an article by Anton Karl Kozlovic of the University of Nebraska Omaha, Bishop's altruistic actions c