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Biography

William A. Haseltine, PhD has an active career in both science and business.

He was a professor at Harvard Medical School from 1976-1993 where he was founder and the Chair of two academic research departments. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS and genomics.

He has authored more than 200 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is the author of several books. He is the founder of human Genome Sciences, Inc and served as the Chairman and CEO of The Company until 2004. He is also the founder of eight other successful biotechnology companies. He serves as an advisor to CMEA, a venture capital company, the reliance Innovation Council, India and to several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. William A. Haseltine is currently the President is of the Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts, a foundation that supports access to high quality health for the poor and middle class of developing countries, primarily India, the foundation also fosters a dialog between sciences and the arts. He is the Chairman of Haseltine Global Health, LLC, a company dedicated to creating new and more efficient means to develop new life saving drugs and medical devices. He is an Adjunct Professor at The Scripps Institute for Medical Research and the Institute of Chemical Engineering the University of Mumbai, India. He is also active in the field of renewable energy. He is Chairman of the Board of the Berkeley Center for Synthetic Biology.

Dr. Haseltine is active in public service. He is Co-Chair of the President's Council of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Coalition on HIV/AIDS and he is a governor of the New York Academy of Science. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brookings Institution, a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, and a member of the Chairman's Circle of the Asia Society. He is a founder of the American freedom Campaign. He resides in Washington DC and New York City.

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Encode: Advances in Bio-Engineering

09.20.12 | 00:40:07 min | 0 comments