Thursday, February 21, 2013

Congratulations, David Botstein!

We extend our hearty congratulations to Dr. David Botstein, winner of one of the initial Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences!  Dr. Botstein, the former chairman of genetics at Stanford University, is now Professor of Genomics and molecular biology and Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University.  He was awarded this prize for his work in linkage mapping of Mendelian disease in humans using DNA polymorphisms.  This research was a major step on the path to the type of clinically relevant work that PharmGKB does today.