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Dr. Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D.

<p> Dr. Leroy Hood M.D. Dr. Hood&#39;s research has focused on the study of molecular immunology, biotechnology, and genomics. His professional career began at Caltech where he and his colleagues pioneered four instruments &mdash; the DNA gene sequencer and synthesizer, and the protein synthesizer and sequencer &mdash; which comprise the technological foundation for contemporary molecular biology. In particular, the DNA sequencer has revolutionized genomics by allowing the rapid automated sequencing of DNA, which played a crucial role in contributing to the successful mapping of the human genome during the 1990s. In 2000, he co-founded the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, Washington to pioneer systems approaches to biology and medicine.</p>

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