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Human Genome News, September 1991; 3(3)

DOE Names Gesteland, Smith to HGCC

Raymond F. Gesteland and Lloyd M. Smith were recently named by DOE to its Human Genome Coordinating Committee.

Gesteland is professor and Cochairman of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah, where he moved in 1978 after having served as Assistant Director for Research and Senior Staff Investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. At the University of Utah Eccles Institute, he is an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Laboratory for Genetic Studies and a codirector of its human genome program. With coinvestigator Robert Weiss, Gesteland has been developing a total strategy for genome sequencing based on a core multiplex sequencing methodology. Gesteland received a B.S. in chemistry and an M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. He completed a predoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva.

Smith has been an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1988. He received an A.B. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977 and a Ph.D. in biophysics from Stanford University in 1981. In 1982 he joined the California Institute of Technology, where he was the primary developer of the first fluorescence-based automated DNA sequencing instrument. In 1985 he was chosen as one of the top 100 innovators by Science Digest, and in 1989 he received both the Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Eli Lilly Analytical Chemistry Award.


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