The Dr. Maurice S. Segal Lecture: Eric Lander

GENOMIC MEDICINE: AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Eric Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and was a key leader of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003). For the past eight years he has co-chaired President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, sharing insights with the White House on topics including forensic science, antibiotic resistance, innovation in drug discovery, and technology and the future of cities.

Dr. Lander is one of the most prominent interdisciplinary thinkers in the world today; he received the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” fellowship at the ripe age of 30 for his work combining molecular biology, mathematics and computer science. As an educator – still teaching freshman biology – he is committed to mentoring a new generation of scientists to help uncover genomic insights to benefit human health.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:30 pm
ASEAN Auditorium

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