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Douglas A. Melton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

Douglas A. Melton

Dr. Melton is the Xander University Professor at Harvard, Co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He is a scientific founder of Gilead Sciences and Semma Therapeutics. Dr. Melton also serves with his wife, Gail, as Faculty Dean of Eliot House at Harvard College. Melton studied for a bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Illinois then went to Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar where he earned a B.A. in history and philosophy of science followed by a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Trinity College, Cambridge University and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine and has received numerous prizes, most recently the Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell 2016 Prize. He has twice been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. 

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