New Stanford Genomics Research Center Gets Final Approval

Kyle Gschwend of The Stanford Daily recently reported, "After 18 months of planning, the Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences, Richard Saller, recently gave final approval for a new center that will fill the need for a unified genomics research center on campus. Led by genetics professor Carlos Bustamante and biology professor Marc Feldman Ph.D. ’69, the new Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics is predicted to improve the University’s reputation in the field, as well as draw top talent to Stanford. While the official University announcement has not yet been made, outgoing School of Medicine Dean Philip Pizzo shared news about the center in his last full newsletter, which was published on Nov. 5. 'There was a recognition among the administration of how significant and vital it was to support this project and take a risk,' Saller said.”

He went on, "From the beginning, the Center was envisioned as the next step in Stanford’s legacy of interdisciplinary research dating back to the 1960s. Feldman sees the center as a continuation of the work started by his doctoral advisor, the late Samuel Karlin, who led Stanford to prominence as an institution dedicated to interdisciplinary research efforts and is recognized as one of the great applied mathematicians. 'The Stanford school of interdisciplinary research continues to thrive, and with this new center, we hope to continue that tradition of excellence,' Feldman said."

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