Eugene Myers

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Birthday
31, 1953
Birthplace
Idaho
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
Idaho

About

Known best for helping to develop the BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) for the National Center for Biotechnology Information, this computer expert, bioinformatician, and frequently cited researcher also served as vice president of the informatics research division of Celera Genomics.

Before Fame

He earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and went on to receive his PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado.

Trivia

He was a 2001 recipient of the prestigious Paris Kanellakis Award.

Family Life

A native of Boise, Idaho, he later taught at both the University of Arizona and the University of California, Berkeley.

Associated With

In 2012, he was tasked with directing a systems biology program at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.