Daniel Lander is an Associate at the Firm’s London Office
He was instrumental in the dissemination of large-scale genomic information, beginning with his lab’s mouse genetic maps and culminating with the founding of the Broad Institute at MIT.
He was an active member of numerous governing and advisory boards at universities, governments, and private companies; additionally he was an exceptional teacher, providing guidance for many trainees and young faculty members.
Early Life and Education
Lander’s college was unique among larger universities because its focus was so individualistic. Lander believed that university melting pot was turning religious American Jews into secular humanists, so he sought to establish an institution that preserved Jewish traditions while also encouraging students to follow their individual religious convictions.
His research is focused on understanding the human genome and applying it to medicine, with significant involvement in mapping, sequencing and characterizing human genetic variation – one of his leading fields.
Lander has dedicated himself to communicating science to a broader public, emerging as a leading figure in efforts to bridge the divide between scientists and members of the general public. His popular podcast Brave New Planet which explores new technologies with both potential benefits and risks reaches millions of listeners each week.
Daniel is an expert in all areas of workplace relations and employment law. He represents clients before the Fair Work Commission as well as various equal opportunity commissions and tribunals.
He is also a passionate educator, having mentored over one hundred trainees and early-career faculty members during their training careers, co-teaching MIT’s required introductory biology course for more than 25 years, as well as writing several important amicus briefs, such as those submitted during 2017 and 2019 Supreme Court cases pertaining to partisan gerrymandering.
From 2009 to 2017, he served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). PCAST conducted 39 studies at the President’s request on various subjects, such as health information technology, antibiotic resistance, spectrum sharing, climate change mitigation strategies, drug innovation as well as systems engineering in healthcare delivery systems.
Achievement and Honors
Lander has achieved many accomplishments during his long and distinguished career, such as mapping the human genome; creating methods for finding new cancer genes; leading a research team proposing the Human Genome Atlas; and disseminating scientific knowledge to a wider audience – work for which he received the AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology.
He is one of the founding co-editors of Nature Communications journal and has lectured at universities worldwide. Furthermore, he taught a popular free online course at MIT’s edX platform that has consistently been among its highest rated courses available.
In 2010, Lander University President Robert Johnson received South Carolina’s highest civilian award – The Order of the Palmetto. Since 2000 he has overseen expansion in academic programs, student affairs initiatives, diversity of enrollment and recruitment efforts at Lander.
Daniel Landers has long been involved in science academies and various governing boards. Additionally, from 2009-2017 he served as co-chair for President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
He was honored with MIT’s Everett Moore Baker Award for Excellence in Mentoring due to his extensive teaching and mentoring activities at Whitehead Institute, training trainees who went on to become leading researchers in their own fields.
He is also renowned for his expertise on issues at the intersection of law and science, having written an amicus brief for Supreme Court case helping determine whether human genes were patentable. He currently resides in Wakefield, Massachusetts with his wife and children.
Daniel Lander provides corporates and individuals with guidance for commercial freehold and leasehold property transactions involving leasing agreements, acquisitions, disposals and ongoing property management services. He works with clients from England, Middle East and South Africa as well as investing in properties based out of Dubai Hong Kong or other international locations.
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