David Botstein

Chief Scientific Officer at Calico LLC

David Botstein

David Botstein

Chief Scientific Officer at Calico LLC

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1942 - Zurich, Switzerland



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Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research & Director, Beckman Center at Stanford University

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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President at The Rockefeller University

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Genentech, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Simons Foundation

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Co-Founder at Genetics Institute LLC

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Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University - Yale School of Medicine

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President-Emeritus at Princeton University

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Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Impossible Foods, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.

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President at Bard College

Bard College, founded in 1860 as St. Stephen's College, is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Bard's rural main campus is located near the town of Red Hook. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains and is within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Bard's Annandale campus serves as an important regional cultural institution. Both the CCS Hessel Museum of Contemporary Art and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts are located on campus. The college also hosts two acclaimed annual arts festivals, Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival.

Ph.D. in Human Genetics

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

A.B. in Biochemical Sciences

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

1993 - Current

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.

1981 - Current

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Career History
Chief Scientific Officer
2014 - Current

Calico is an independent biotech company established in 2013 by Google Inc. with the stated goal of focusing on the challenge of combating aging and associated diseases. The new company will be led by Arthur D. Levinson, who is the current chairman of both Apple Inc. and Genentech. The name Calico is shorthand for California Life Company.

Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics, Emeritus

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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Member, Scientific Resource Board
Prior - 2015

Genentech, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for life-threatening medical conditions. It studies various areas including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, ophthalmic diseases, microbial pathogenesis, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and opportunistic areas. The company was founded by Herb W. Boyer, Kenneth B. Lee and Robert A. Swanson in 1976 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Inc. provides research services. It operates educational institutions. The firm offers research in cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, and bioinformatics. It also offers laboratory workshops to science teachers, students, and other groups across the nation. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

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Former President of United States


Former Representative from New Jersey's 12th Congressional District


Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
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