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Bio 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists
the National Academy of Engineering. He was awarded the Fulkerson Prize in Discrete Mathematics, Lanchester Prize in Operations Research, ACM Turing Award, and the U.S. National Medal of Science. He is a member of the National Advisory Board for Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the UC Berkeley Academic Senate. His teaching at the University of Washington includes Algorithms in Molecular Biology. He has bachelor’s and PhD degrees from Harvard University.
Eric Lander is director of the Whitehead Institute and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include human, mouse, and population genetics, and computational methods in biology. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. He was on the NRC Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in Genome and Protein Structure Research, which produced the report Calculating the Secrets of Life. He has taught courses on mathematics, statistics, and economics, and developed new courses on bidding and bargaining, artificial intelligence, and on science-based businesses. He was awarded MIT’s Baker Memorial Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his PhD in Mathematics from Oxford University.
Markus Meister is professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University. His research is in the field of systems neuroscience, specifically using retina to understand how large systems of neurons represent and process information. He has been a PEW Scholar, NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, Lucille P. Markey Scholar, Fellow of the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, and is a member of the Stiftung Maximilianeum and the Studienstifung des Deutschen Volkes of Germany. He teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program; his courses include Experimental Neuroscience and Function of Neural Systems. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology.
Alan Perelson is head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Division. His research interests include mathematical and theoretical biology with an emphasis on problems in immunology and virology. He has taught courses in the biophysics field at UC-Berkeley,