MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, where he began to develop algorithms for computational analysis of genome sequences. He is a coauthor of the book Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids.
David Eisenberg is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and also serves as Director of the UCLA-DOE Laboratory of Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work involves the determination and analysis of protein structures, with special interest in protein interactions. By combining information from structures, genome sequences, DNA microarrays, and from the scientific literature, Eisenberg is studying the networks of interacting proteins that control the lives of cells. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1989. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University, England.
Karen Hersey is the former Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Hersey joined MIT as a technology licensing attorney in 1980, just as technology transfer was becoming an important activity for U.S. research universities. In addition to licensing MIT’s patented technology she had primary responsibility for MIT’s early efforts to commercially license its computer-related technologies under the new U.S. Copyright law. In 1987, Ms. Hersey left MIT to take up the directorship of technology licensing at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. In 1990, Ms. Hersey returned to MIT as principal legal advisor on intellectual property matters and policy for MIT and with responsibility for advising on computer law and copyright-related issues. This responsibility led to an early interest in the problems universities confront in coping with use of copyrighted materials and the licensing of information products for educational and research use. Ms. Hersey now serves as an Advisor on Intellectual Property to MIT. She holds a bachelor’s degree from