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August 26, 2011
Dr. Leroy Hood, ISB's president and co-founder, was featured in this Q&A in Medgadget:
If you are involved in biomedical research you have almost certainly used a device or technique developed by Leroy Hood. The most notable among his innovations include the automated DNA sequencer and synthesizer as well as the automated protein sequencer and synthesizer. For his work on these four instruments – cornerstones of modern molecular biology – Dr. Hood was awarded the American and Japanese equivalents of the Nobel Prize: the Lasker Award and Kyoto Prize. Throughout his career he has successfully translated his basic science research from bench-to-bedside by co-founding more than 14 companies, including Amgen and Applied Biosystems.