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Eric Lander
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Lander in 2008
Born February 3, 1957 (1957-02-03) (age 64)
Alma mater Princeton University (BS)
University of Oxford (DPhil)
Spouse(s) Lori Lander
Awards MacArthur Fellowship (1987)
Dickson Prize (1997)
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service (1998)
Gairdner Award (2002)
Harvey Prize (2012)
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2013)
Killian Award (2017)
Scientific career
Institutions Broad Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis Topics in algebraic coding theory (1980)
Doctoral advisor Peter Cameron
Doctoral students Manolis Kellis
Erez Lieberman Aiden
Mark Daly

Eric Steven Lander (born February 3, 1957) is an American mathematician and geneticist.

Lander is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School.

He was a former member of the Whitehead Institute, and the founding director of the Broad Institute. He was co-chair of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a 1987 MacArthur Fellow.

On January 15, 2021 Lander was nominated to be Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy by President-elect Joe Biden. Biden also upgraded the office to cabinet-level office.

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