Dr. Maniatis is Isidore S. Edelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center, and the Director of the Columbia University Precision Medicine Initiative.
Dr. Maniatis is known for pioneering the development of gene cloning technology and its application to both basic research and biotechnology. He also coauthored the definitive laboratory manual on Molecular Cloning, which profoundly impacted the international dissemination of gene cloning technology. His research has led to fundamental advances in understanding the mechanisms of gene regulation and RNA splicing, the biochemistry of innate immunity signaling pathways, the function of single cell diversity in the nervous system, and neurodegenerative disease mechanisms. Dr. Maniatis’ research has been recognized by many awards, including the Eli Lilly Award in Microbiology and Immunology, the Richard Lounsbery Award from the U.S. and French National Academies of Sciences, and the 2012 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Maniatis co-founded the biotechnology companies Genetics Institute, ProScript, Acceleron, and Kallyope.