Ph.D., Faculty Investigator, Director, & President, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Richard Myers, Ph.D., received his B.S. from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1977, his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and performed postdoctoral work at Harvard University. His first faculty position was at UC San Francisco in 1986, then Stanford University in 1993. At Stanford, Myers served as chair of the department of genetics and director of the Stanford Human Genome Center until he moved to HudsonAlpha in July 2008.
Myers’ research program is focused on human genetics and genomics. Work in his laboratory has led to the identification of genes involved in inherited diseases, and his genome center contributed more than 10 percent of the data for the public Human Genome Project. His lab continues to use genomics tools and genetics to understand how genes interacting with the environment contribute to human diseases and other traits.