Craig Venter

Geneticist, Academic

1946 –

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Who is Craig Venter?

John Craig Venter is an American biologist and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and for creating the first cell with a synthetic genome. Venter founded Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research and the J. Craig Venter Institute, and is now working at JCVI to create synthetic biological organisms. He was listed on Time magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Craig Venter at 14th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010". He is a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Advisory Board.

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Born
Oct 14, 1946
Salt Lake City
Also known as
  • John Craig Venter
  • J. Craig Venter
  • Venter
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, University of California, San Diego
    Physiology and Pharmacology
    ( - 1975)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of San Diego
    Biochemistry
    ( - 1972)
  • Mills High School
  • College of San Mateo
Employment
  • Celera Corporation

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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