Dr. Willard is the President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Toronto, Stanford University, and Case Western Reserve University and most recently was the founding director of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Genome Sciences at Duke University. He is a respected leader in the fields of human genetics and genome biology and is the author or co-author of over 350 scientific publications. He is co-author of Genetics in Medicine and co-editor of Genomic and Personalized Medicine. Dr. Willard received his Ph.D. in human genetics from Yale University and is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.