Eric Lander

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Eric Lander
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Lander in 2008
Born (1957-02-03) February 3, 1957 (age 64)
Alma materPrinceton University (BS)
University of Oxford (DPhil)
Spouse(s)Lori Lander
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship (1987)
Dickson Prize (1997)
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service (1998)
Gairdner Award (2002)
Harvey Prize (2012)
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2013)
Killian Award (2017)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBroad Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisTopics in algebraic coding theory (1980)
Doctoral advisorPeter Cameron
Doctoral studentsManolis Kellis[1]
Erez Lieberman Aiden
Mark Daly

Eric Steven Lander (born February 3, 1957) is an American mathematician and geneticist.

Lander is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School.

He was a former member of the Whitehead Institute, and the founding director of the Broad Institute. He was co-chair of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.[2][3] He is a 1987 MacArthur Fellow.

On January 15, 2021 Lander was nominated to be Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy by President-elect Joe Biden.[4] Biden also upgraded the office to cabinet-level office.[4]

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  1. Kamvysselis, Manolis (2003). Computational comparative genomics : genes, regulation, evolution. (PhD thesis). MIT. hdl:1721.1/7999. OCLC 53277177. Free to read
  2. Nair, P. (2011). "QnAs with Eric S. Lander". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108 (28): 11319. Bibcode:2011PNAS..10811319N. doi:10.1073/pnas.1106996108. PMC 3136317. PMID 21606349.
  3. Lander, E. S. (2004). "Eric S. Lander". Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 3 (9): 730. doi:10.1038/nrd1514. PMID 15368656. S2CID 19725860.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Biden will elevate White House science office to cabinet-level". The Washington Post. January 15, 2021.