Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Applied Biotechnology:
Eric S. Lander, PhD, Professor of Biology, MIT; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard University; President and Director, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
A pioneer of the Human Genome Project (HGP), Dr. Lander has developed and applied powerful new methods to discover the genes and regulatory controls that underlie human diseases, laying the ground work for a new biotechnology and personalized medicine. Such genome-wide association studies have not only identified more than 1,500 genes associated with more than 150 traits, but also revealed many new and unexpected pathways in disease.
Dr. Eric Lander is the President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and also Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Dr. Lander attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, earned a BA in mathematics from Princeton University in 1978 and a PhD in mathematics from Oxford University in 1981, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was an assistant and associate professor of managerial economics at the Harvard Business School from 1981-1990. He served as a Whitehead Fellow from 1986-1989. In 1990, Dr. Lander became Professor of Biology at MIT and a member of the Whitehead Institute. He founded the Whitehead/MIT
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