Melvin H Green received his BS in Chemistry from the U of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in Biochemistry from the U. Of Illinois. After a year of post-doctoral studies at Cal Tech under the guidance of Nobel laureate Prof. Renato Dulbecco, he became an Asst. Professor of Biology in 1963 at the recently founded U. of California, San Diego. Other than one sabbatical year at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, Dr. Green remained at UCSD, teaching more than 20,000 students in many different biology courses, most of which he created. A highly respected researcher and teacher, his awards include Scholar in Cancer Research from the American Cancer Society, Excellence in Teaching from Revelle College (UCSD), Outstanding Instructor (UCSD), and the Dickson Award. Professor Green recently founded the Emeriti Mentor Program, where Emeriti Professors serve as mentors primarily for Chancellors Scholars and other first generation low income students during their first two years of college.
Scholar in Cancer Research from the American Cancer Society, Excellence in Teaching fom Revelle College (UCSD), Outstanding Instructor (UCSD), and the Dickson Award.