Dr. Hood is a pioneer in the systems approach to biology and medicine.
His research has focused on the study of molecular immunology, biotechnology and genomics.
Dr. Hood’s professional career began at Caltech, where he and his colleagues developed the DNA gene sequencer and synthesizer and the protein synthesizer and sequencer––four instruments that paved the way for the successful mapping of the human genome.
A pillar in the biotechnology field, Dr. Hood has played a role in founding more than fourteen biotechnology companies, including Amgen, Applied Biosystems, Darwin, The Accelerator and Integrated Diagnostics.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
Of the 6,000+ scientists world-wide who belong to one or more of these academies, Dr. Hood is one of only fifteen people accepted to all three.
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