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Alumni Hall of Fame
David Botstein '59

David Botstein is one of the world’s leading geneticists. He currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Calico. Calico is a research and development company trying to use technology to understand lifespan and aging. Prior, he was the director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute at Princeton University and he remains, the Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics. He has an A.B. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He previously taught at MIT, served as the vice president at Genentech and as the chairman of genetics at Stanford. Dr. Botstein has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. His research is identified as the cornerstone of genomics. Most recently, he has been devising and using genome-scale methods for studying system-level regulation of gene expression and gene interactions. He graduated from Bronx Science in 1959.

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