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Human Genome Quarterly, Spring 1989; 1(1)

Meet the Steering Committee Members

George I. Bell is Acting Director of the Center for Human Genome Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He received his B.S. in physics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University.

Bell's recent research interests include supercomputing, computational challenges in mapping and sequencing the human genome, and theoretical immunology. He was awarded the David A. Sowles Medal in 1981 and is a Scholar in Human Biology of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research and Florence R. Sabin Laboratories for Developmental Medicine. Bell is a member of the New York Academy of Science and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the American Nuclear Society.

Anthony V. Carrano is the Genetics Section leader of the Biomedical Sciences Division and Director of the Livermore Human Genome Project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Carrano's research has centered on cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, mechanisms of mutagenic damage and repair, and genetic consequences of mutagen exposure. He has published methods for fluorescence-based, high-resolution, semiautomated methods for DNA fingerprinting. He is closely involved in the National Gene Library Project. He was a U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Special Fellow from 1968 to 1970 and received the Environmental Mutagen Society Recognition Award in 1986. He is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency Gene-Tox Committees on Chromosomal Aberration and Sister Chromatid Exchange.

C. Thomas Caskey is Professor and Director of the Institute for Molecular Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Also at Baylor, he holds the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Molecular Genetics, is Chief of the Medical Genetics Section, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his B.S. from the University of South Carolina and M.D. degree from Duke University Medical School.

Caskey's research interests include inherited disease and mammalian genetics. He has been the Josiah Macy, Jr., Faculty Scholar and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His research review panel memberships include the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council of NIH/DHHS and the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Mapping the Human Genome.

Leroy Hood is the Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Biology and Director of the National Science Foundation's Science and Technology Center for Integrated Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Biological Computation at the California Institute of Technology (Cal. Tech.). Additionally, he is Director of the Cancer Center at Cal. Tech. He has an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins Medical School and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cal. Tech.

Hood's laboratory has played a major role in developing automated microchemical instrumentation which permits the sensitive sequence analysis of proteins and DNA and the synthesis of peptides and gene fragments. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association of Arts and Sciences. Among his awards are the Ricketts Medal from the University of Chicago, the 3M Life Sciences Award, the California Scientist of the Year Award, the Louis Pasteur Award for Medical Innovation, the ARCS Foundation Man of Science Award, the Isco Award, the Dickson Prize in medicine, the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, and the Shacknai Prize in Immunology and Cancer Research from Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical School.


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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.