Professor Doug Brutlag received his Ph.D. with Great Distinction from Stanford University in 1972 and has been a Professor of Biochemistry there since 1974. His research helped develop the field of genomics and bioinformatics, the application of computer science to molecular biology. In 1979 he was a co-founder of IntelliGenetics, one of the first firms involved in bioinformatics and in 1997 he co-founded the International Society for Computational Biology. He has served on the scientific advisory boards of many firms and organizations including the National Library of Medicine and the Max Planck Institute.
At Stanford, Professor Brutlag has chaired the Senate Committees on Academic Computing and Information Systems (C-ACIS), Distributed Information and Computer Environments (DICE), the Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG), and the Senate Committee on Libraries (C-LIB).
Dr. Brutlag’s honors include an NIH Senior Fogarty Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and Honorary Professor of Bioinformatics at Keio University, Japan. He was awarded the 1992 Computerworld-Smithsonian Award in Science.