Saturday, February 20, 2010: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Room 6AB (San Diego Convention Center)Lander is widely known as one of the driving forces behind today's revolution in genomics, the study of all of the genes in an organism and how they function together in health and disease. He also is co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. PCAST is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers who directly advise President Obama and make policy recommendations in the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to strengthening the economy and forming policy. Lander also was one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project and is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine. Lander earned his B.A. degree in mathematics from Princeton University and Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He also was an assistant and associate professor of managerial economics at the Harvard Business School.
Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
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