Renowned Biotech Pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood To Lecture At San Diego State University 
10/19/2005 5:12:58 PM

Dr. Leroy Hood is recognized as one of the world's leading scientists in molecular biotechnology and genomics. With his development of the DNA gene sequencer and other automated biotechnical instrumentation, Hood has played a crucial role in contributing to the successful mapping of the human genome during the 1990s. His lifelong contributions to biotechnology have earned him the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation, the 2002 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology and the Lasker Award in 1987. Hood is the cofounder of more than 10 companies and co-holder of 14 patents.