Systems approaches to disease and the emergence of proactive P4 medicine


Leroy Hood, MD, PhD


January 3, 2012, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm




IGSB-SM Systems approaches to disease and the emergence of proactive P4 medicine

Submitting Unit:
Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology
Type of Event: Seminar
Date of Event: Tuesday, January 3 2012
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM Building
BSLC, Room 115

Name of Series, Lectureship, Ceremony:
IGSB Seminar

Title of talk or presentation:
Systems approaches to disease and the emergence of proactive P4 medicine

Speaker’s Name and Degrees:
Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

Speaker’s Institutional Affiliation:
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA

IGSB Seminar: Leroy Hood, MD, PhD
Dr. Hood is a pioneer in the systems approach to biology and medicine. His research has focused on the study of molecular immunology, biotechnology and genomics. Dr. Hood’s professional career began at Caltech, where he and his colleagues developed the DNA gene sequencer and synthesizer and the protein synthesizer and sequencer––four instruments that paved the way for the successful mapping of the human genome and lead to him receiving the 2011 Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize awarded by the Academy of Engineering for automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science. A pillar in the biotechnology field, Dr. Hood has played a role in founding more than fourteen biotechnology companies, including Amgen, Applied Biosystems, Darwin, The Accelerator and Integrated Diagnostics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. Of the 6,000+ scientists world-wide who belong to one or more of these academies, Dr. Hood is one of only fifteen people accepted to all three. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work has been widely published, and he has coauthored numerous textbooks in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and genetics, as well as a popular book on the human genome project, The Code of Codes. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lasker Award, the Kyoto Prize and the Heinz Award in Technology. In addition to having received 17 honorary degrees from prestigious universities in the US and abroad, Dr. Hood has published more than 700 peer reviewed articles and currently holds 30 patents.

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