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Leonid Kruglyak, John Moran, Michael Eisen, Jonathan Pritchard

Leonid Kruglyak, John Moran, Michael Eisen, and Jonathan Pritchard are among 56 new Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators the institute announced this week.
Kruglyak is professor of integrative genomics and ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in physics from Princeton University. Kruglyak also was a postdoc in Eric Lander’s lab at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research during the Human Genome Project.
Moran is an associate professor of human genetics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he studies long interspersed elements-1, LINE-1s, in the genome. He holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a BS in chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Eisen is an associate professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a PhD in biophysics and an AB in mathematics from Harvard University. Recently, he helped spur an international effort to sequence the genomes of 12 species of Drosophila, which were published last year.
Pritchard is a professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago. He has a PhD in biology from Stanford University and a BS in biology and mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. Most recently, he has been working to understand the links between genetic variation and human traits.

The Scan

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