Talk:Eric Lander

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Removed Obama's Office link[edit]

For some reason there was a reference to Obama's office at the bottom of the article. Not sure why, so I removed it.

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i went to school with his brother arthur at john dewey high school, in brooklyn. I sometimes rode the bus with Eric.

Arthur is distinguished in his own right

http://lander-office.bio.uci.edu/landerfacts.html

also here

http://members.tripod.com/dewey_people/bios.htm#l

Arthur D. Lander (75)

Yearbook photo [other photos]

After Dewey, I went to Yale (where Erwin Martinez [Dewey '75] was my roommate for two years). Then on to University of California San Francisco for an M.D. and Ph.D. awarded in 1985. Then back to NYC for postdoctoral training at Columbia Medical Center for two years. Then to Cambridge Massachusetts in 1987 as an Assistant and, later, Associate Professor at MIT. Finally, in 1995 I moved to Orange County California, as a Professor in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California, Irvine. I live in Laguna Beach, one of the nicest places on earth, with my wife, Anne Calof, whom I met in graduate school, and who's also a U.C. Irvine professor. I enjoy being a scientist quite a lot, and although I still play piano, I don't write songs as much as I used to. However, in my old age (!) I am coming to the conclusion that doing Science and making Art are not really very different from one another. So who knows where the future will lead. I don't have a personal web site, but I have a professional one at http://lander-office.bio.uci.edu/landerfacts.html in case anyone is interested.

A bit too favorable?[edit]

If academics had marketing departments, Lander's glossy brochures might read like this. Certainly he is an accomplished scientist and leader, but encyclopedia articles shouldn't gush. 121a0012 06:43, 11 February 2007 (UTC)


I removed the small section that contained an assessment of Lander. IT is really OR and inappropriate. Mashkin (talk) 19:21, 23 March 2009 (UTC)


~~ Taking 7.00x on edX and I have to say that this guy is pretty awesome. 67.142.173.24 (talk) 13:02, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Resource[edit]

Profiles in Science | Eric Lander Power in Numbers Science Times: Jan. 3, 2012 by GINA KOLATA New York Times page D1 in print. 97.87.29.188 (talk) 01:04, 4 January 2012 (UTC)