Promotion of Professor Roger Guillemin (Salk Institute - San Diego, CA) to the rank of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor

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Dr. Roger Guillemin, Distinguished Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1977, was promoted Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by decree of the President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, on December 31, 2014 (Announcement of the Grand Chancery of the Legion of Honor / Publication of the Journal Officiel de la République Française on January 1, 2015).

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honor is the highest national distinction in France. As of today, 92,000 members have been rewarded for their outstanding merit in civilian or military service of the nation.
With this distinction, France pays tribute to the scientific work of Professor Guillemin and to his major contributions to promote Franco-American scientific partnership in the field of Neuroscience. Roger Guillemin had been Officer of the Legion of Honor since June 12, 1984; He was among the 19 people to be promoted in the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honor on January 1, 2015.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies / La Jolla, CA
Credits : Salk Institute

[Update April 6th, 2015]

- Photos of the award ceremony on March 6th, 2015 at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Credits : Salk Institute


- Press releases
UT San Diego "Roger Guillemin, 91, gets new honor" (Diane Bell)
Times of San Diego "Salk Nobel Laureate Receives France’s Highest Honor" (Chris Jennewein)