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Eric Lander, PhD, is a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician who was a principal leader of the international Human Genome Project and currently serves as the first Science Advisor to be a member of the President’s Cabinet.
- Former President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, one of the nation’s leading research institutes.
- Co-Chair of PCAST (2009-2017) during the Obama-Biden administration.
- Awarded numerous international prizes, including the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biological Research.
- Member of U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Medicine.