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Oct 2, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Bioinformaticion

Extraordinaire


Born 1944


United States Citizen


B.A. in Mathematics,
Whitman College, Walla
Walla Washington


M.S. in Computer Science,
Whitman College


Ph.D. in Mathematics,
University of Washington,
1969



’69
-
’80: Assistant
professor Computer
Science, Penn State


’80
-
’87: Wrote books,
worked at IBM, UC
-

Santa Barbara,
University of Arizona


‘87: Returned to Penn
State, focused on
computational biology






Developer of BLAST
with Gene Meyer


Developer of Genome
Browser with David
Haussler



2009 Accomplishment
by a Senior Scientist
Award


Listed among the 2009
Time 100


Successfully
sequenced the DNA of
a woolly mammoth in
2008



Sequencing genomes
of rare, endangered,
and extinct species
including the woolly
mammoth, Tasmanian
tiger and the
Tasmanian devil.


Hopes to understand
their biology and
prevent extinction of
endangered species.