David Cox on 2003: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia: The Genome of Homo Sapiens
  David Cox     Biography    
Recorded: 02 Jun 2003

Well, so I’m David Cox. I’ve been involved with the group that’s been sequencing the human genome for it seems like forever. And this symposium is pretty exciting because not only we celebrating the completion of the sequencing but even better the sessions today are showing about using that sequence to understand human functional differences and the differences between other species.

So by being involved with getting the structure of the sequence, it’s to watch what happens today. It’s like the best of the meetings. This meeting is fantastic.

David Cox received B.A. and M.S. degrees from Brown University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington. From 1980 to 1993, Dr. Cox held faculty positions in the Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. In 1993, he became Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine as well as the Co-director of the Stanford Genome Center.

Dr Cox was a co-founder of Perlegen, and has been Chief Scientific Officer of the Company since its formation in 2001. He has served on several international and national councils and commissions including the Council of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). He presently serves as a member of the Health Sciences Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine. Dr Cox's honors include election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cox was a member of one of the first groups to begin sequencing the human genome. His relationship with Watson developed from his interest in Cox’s innovative approach to sequencing, called radiation hybrid mapping.

He attended the 68th Cold Spring Harbor symposium to celebrate the completion of the rough draft of the human sequence.