Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age

Monday, May 1, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Gonda Center - First Floor Conference Room, 1357

Department of Human Genetics Seminar Series

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Human Genetics
(310) 267-2487



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Leroy (Lee) Hood is best known for leading the team at Caltech in the 1980s that developed the first automated DNA sequencing instrument. It was the tool that paved the way for emerging fields of genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

In Luke Timmerman’s book, “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age,” he delves into Hood’s battles with university administrators, colleagues, and big companies that did not always share his high-tech vision for biology.

Luke Timmerman is a journalist and author. He is the founder of Timmerman Report, a biotech newsletter and the co-host of the Signal podcast for STAT. He will hold a 30-40 minute talk about the book and trends in biotechnology followed by Q&A for the rest of the hour.

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