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George M. Church

Biographical Sketch:
George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. These led to the first genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in  1994 . His innovations have contributed to nearly all "next generation" DNA sequencing methods and companies (CGI-BGI, Life, Illumina, Nanopore). This plus his lab's work on chip-DNA-synthesis, gene editing and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics ( Knome, Alacris, AbVitro, Pathogenica, Veritas Genetics ) & synthetic biology / therapeutics ( Joule, Gen9, Editas, Egenesis, enEvolv, WarpDrive ). He has also pioneered new privacy, biosafety , environmental & biosecurity policies. He is director of an IARPA BRAIN Project and NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. His honors include election to NAS & NAE & Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science. He has coauthored 400 papers, 74 patent publications & one book (Regenesis).

PhD students from (* = main training programs for our group):
Harvard University: HILS (Biophysics* , BBS* , MCB , ChemBio* , SystemsBio*)
MIT: HST*, Chemistry, EE/CS, Physics, Math.
Boston Universty: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering
Cambridge University, UK: Genetics

Publications, CVs-resumes, Lab members , Co-author net
Technology transfer & Commercial Scientific Advisory Roles
Personal info -- News -- Awards -- Grant proposals
Director of Research Centers: DOE-Biofuels, NIH-CEGS, PGP, Wyss Inst. Synthetic Biology

Latest Update: 19-Oct-2015 by George (email).