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David Botstein

David Botstein, Swiss, American geneticist, educator. Achievements include proposing, with three colleagues, a method for mapping genes, leading to Human Genome Project, 1980. Member National Academy of Sciences, Genetics Society of America (board directors 1984), Institute Medicine.

Background

  • Botstein, David was born on September 8, 1942 in Zurich, Switzerland. Naturalized, 1954.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Bio-chemical Sciences cum laude, Harvard University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Genetics, University Michigan, 1967.

    Career

    • Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1963. Instructor department biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967-1969, assistant professor genetics, 1969-1973, associate professor genetics department biology, 1973-1978, professor, 1978-1988. Vice president science Genentech, Inc., 1988-1990.

      Stanford W. Ascherman professor Stanford University School Medicine, Palo Alto, California, 1997—2003. Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Princeton University, since 2003, Anthony B. Evnin Professor Genomics, since 2003. Science advisory board Collaborative Research, Inc., 1978-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include proposing, with three colleagues, a method for mapping genes, leading to Human Genome Project, 1980.

    Works

    • Editor in chief Molecular Biology of Cell, 1992—2001. Contributor over 320 articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member National Academy of Sciences, Genetics Society of America (board directors 1984), Institute Medicine.
    David Botstein
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    Born September 8, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1963
      Harvard University
    • 1967
      University Michigan
    • 1963
      Woodrow Wilson fellow
    • 1967 - 1969
      instructor, department biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      vice president, science Genentech
    • 1997 - 2003
      Stanford W. Ascherman professor, Stanford University School Medicine
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 2003
      director
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