PMWC 2015 LUMINARY AWARD, Developed R-loop Technique of Electron Microscopy
Ph.D., Director, Stanford Genome Technology Center
Dr. Ron Davis developed the R-loop technique of electron microscopy for mapping coding RNA’s which led to the discovery of RNA splicing. Dr. Davis was the first to demonstrate the use of restriction endonucleases for joining DNA fragments. Dr. Davis was a co-collaborator in the development of the first DNA microarray for gene expression profiling, and the gene expression profile of the first complete eukaryotic genome. He is a Professor of Biochemistry & Genetics, and Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center at Stanford University where he is a researcher in biotechnology and molecular genetics, particularly active in human and yeast genomics and the development of new technologies in genomics, with over 30 biotechnology patents.