has been one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project and
serves as director of the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research,
the largest federally funded center for genome mapping and sequencing. Lander,
who is also a professor of biology at M.I.T., has won many honors and awards
including the MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, the Baker Memorial Award for
Undergraduate Teaching at MIT, and the Woodrow Wilson Prize from Princeton University.
He was a Rhodes scholar and received his DPhil in mathematics from Oxford University in 1981.
- Photo of Eric Lander provided by The Whitehead Institute Web Site