2007 Gruber Genetics Prize

Maynard V. Olson was a founder of the field of genomics.

He created tools critical to each step of human genome sequencing as it developed from dream to reality. Then, through his articulate advocacy of high standards for accuracy and of free public access to data, he worked to ensure that DNA information is used to benefit humanity.

Today he is turning genomic methods into true experimental tools to tackle real biological problems such as those posed by infectious disease.