Greg Barsh, PhD

Greg Barsh received an MD and PhD from the University of Washington, obtained postgraduate training at UC Los Angeles and UC San Francisco, has been a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine since 1990, and an investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology since 2009. Dr. Barsh has served as director of the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program, Associate Chair of the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, and Chair of the NIH study section on Genetics of Health and Disease. His research program is focused on the genetic architecture of color variation in laboratory mice and in natural populations of mammals, including humans. His research accomplishments based on the application of coat color genetics to basic problems in cell signaling, gene regulation, and human disease have been recognized by several awards, including the E Mead Johnson Award from the Society of Pediatric Research, the Takeuchi and Seiji Awards from the International Society for Pigment Cell Research, and the American Skin Association Achievement Award. He is currently the President of the PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research, and Editor in Chief of PLoS Genetics.