Preethi Gunaratne

Geneticist Genomicist

How to Become A: Geneticist , College Professor


Watch Preethi Gunaratne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston, with a dual appointment at the Human Genome Sequencing Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Virology, relate first hand details from her role in the pressure packed and much celebrated race to code the Human Genome, in order to keep this valuable information in the public domain so that it could be used by all to develop life saving medical research and treatments. She also shares a special childhood connection to Nobel Prize Winners and famous geneticists, James Watson and Francis Crick.

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