Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Early Work with Stem Cells
Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973.
Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused on the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz (published in the journal Science) was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.
Breakthroughs in Cellular Biology and Quantum Physics
In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they apply to his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip—the cell’s equivalent of a brain.
His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, which operated via the cell membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off.
Epigenetics: How the Environment Controls Cell Functioning
Dr. Lipton’s discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by genes, gave rise to one of today’s most important fields of study: the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.
Personal Life and Current Ventures
Dr. Lipton’s novel scientific approach transformed his personal life as well. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He applied this science to his personal biology and improved not only his physical well-being, but also the quality and character of his daily life.
Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public. As a highly sought-after keynote speaker and workshop presenter, he lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals as well as to lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He has been heartened by anecdotal reports from hundreds of former audience members who have improved their spiritual, physical and mental well being by applying the principles he discusses in his lectures. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology.