Lee Hood and Institute for Systems Biology have always been on the leading edge. In honor of Lee’s 80th birthday, we have put together a special day-long symposium with eight visionary speakers. Our presenters will talk about their research, where their science is going, and societal implications of their work. Please join us for a day of invigorating, thoughtful discussions, and help celebrate a true scientific luminary.
Early in his career, Lee was the beneficiary of advice that has played a guiding role in his pioneering work:
“If you want to practice biology, do it on the leading edge, and if you want to be on the leading edge, invent new tools for deciphering biological information.”
– William J. Dreyer PhD, Caltech and Lee’s mentor.
In honor of Lee Hood, ISB has created the Leading Edge Endowment. Each year an award will be made to an ISB scientist whose work breaks new ground, can catalyze a revolution in our understanding of biology, or that can result in major improvements in our lives.