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educator , geneticist

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.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.