Education: Oxford University, Ph.D. (1981); Princeton University, AB (1978)
From: Cambridge, MA
A leading force behind mapping the human genome, Lander founded the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research in 1990, which became part of the Broad Institute in 2003. He taught MIT's core introductory biology course for a decade and in 1992 won the Baker Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching at MIT. He has lectured to both scientific and lay audiences about the medical and social implications of genetics, and delivered a special Millennium Lecture at the White House in 2000.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, professor
Harvard University, professor, Graduate School of Business
Lander was an assistant and associate professor of managerial economics at the Harvard Business School from 1981 to 1990. He has been on the MIT faculty since 1989 and the Harvard faculty since 2004. He is currently a professor of biology at MIT and professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School. In 1990, he founded the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, which was a flagship of the Human Genome Project and became part of the newly founded Broad Institute in 2003.more » « less