Francis Collins

DR. FRANCIS COLLINS is a physician-geneticist, noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes, and his leadership of the Human Genome Project (HGP). He is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Dr. Collins has a long history of education. His B.S. in Chemistry is from the University of Virginia in 1970. He then went to Yale to do his Ph.D. in physical chemistry. He graduated from Yale in 1974. According to his testimony, he became so curious about the mystery of human body. This then led him to go to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to do a medical degree (M.D.) in 1977.

Some more resources on Dr. Francis Collins:

  • Veritas Video
  • National Geographic
  • DISCOVER magazine
  • Francis Collins and Richard Dawkins debate
  • Video Lecture at 2006 American Scientific Affiliation meeting
  • CNN
  • Christianity Today
  • Time Magazine: Reconciling God and Science
  • Commencement ceremony at Georgetown University
  • Chemical Genomics Center

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