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Oral History Collection

Richard Myers

Richard Myers, Ph.D, is the President and Science Director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville Alabama, where he provides strategic oversight for the research enterprise at the institute including sustaining a large active laboratory. In this oral history, Rick Myers recounts his time at Stanford University where he became the chair of the department of genetics in 1993 and helped the Stanford Human Genome Center contribute to the sequencing in the Human Genome Project. Rick also discusses his involvement in the HapMap Project, ENCODE, and the importance of both GWAS and genes-in-environment initiatives.