JASPER RINE, PHD
Professor of Genetics & Developmental Biology, UC Berkeley
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Jasper Rine has been on the Berkeley faculty since 1982. His research spans the fields of genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. He was the director of the LBL Human Genome Center from 1991 to 1994, and more recently was the Director of the Center for Computational Biology. His research accomplishments include the construction of the first genetic map of the dog genome, discovery of biochemical links between cholesterol biosynthesis and cancer causing genes, and the discovery of a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance. His most recent research interests focus on understanding the impact of human genetic variation, epigenetic mechanisms, and the link between the two. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award, and is a Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Among his honors are election to the National Academy of Science, and to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is currently the President of the Genetics Society of America.