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geneticist , mathematician , Molecular biologist

Eric Steven Lander, American geneticist, molecular biologist, mathematician. Achievements include founding the center which is the leading contributor to the Human Genome Project.


Lander, Eric Steven was born on February 3, 1957 in Brooklyn.


Bachelor in Mathematics with honours, Princeton University, 1978. Doctor of Philisophy in Mathematics, Oxford University, England, 1981.


Assistant professor Graduate School Business, Harvard University, 1981-1986, associate professor, 1987-1990. Whitehead fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1986, visiting scientist, 1984-1989, associate professor, 1989-1993, professor department biology, since 1993, member Whitehead Institute biomedical Research, since 1989, founder, director Whitehead Center Genome Research, since 1990, founding director, Broad Institute, since 1990. Medical geneticist Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, since 1993.

Ralph R. Braund distinguished visiting professor University Tennessee, 1994. Member United States Presidential Commission National Medal Science, 1995—1997. Member genetics working group National Institute of Mental Health, since 1997.

Christian A. Herter distinguished lecturer New York University, 1993. Gladstone disting lecturer Gladstone Institute, 1994. Herbert Boyer lecturer genetics University California, San Francisco, 1995.

Co-chair President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), since 2009.


  • Achievements include founding the center which is the leading contributor to the Human Genome Project.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: National Academy of Sciences (member Mathematics and Molecular Biology Committee 1989-1990), Institute Medicine, American Association Cancer Research, American Academy Forensic Science, Mathematics Association America, American Society Human Genetics, Genetics Society America, Human Genome Organization, Institute Medicine, American Academy Arts and Sciences.