Dr. Botstein was educated at Harvard (A.B. 1963) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1967). He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, rising through the ranks from Instructor to Professor of Genetics. In 1987 he moved to Genentech, Inc. as Vice President – Science, and in 1990 he joined Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where he was Chairman of the Department of Genetics. In 2003 he became Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics and the Anthony Evnin Professor of Genomics at Princeton University. He co-taught the Advanced Bacterial Genetics Course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the 1970s.
Katie Couric is the Global Anchor of Yahoo News, the number one online news source in the world. Katie is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, cancer advocate, and New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives. In November 2013, Katie joined Yahoo where she reports on live world events, anchors groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers and is the host of the digital series World 3.0 and Now I Get It.
Anne co-founded 23andMe in 2006 after a decade spent in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Her hope was to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and to create a way to generate more personalized information so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics.