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Douglas C. Wallace

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2013 - Winter


Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D. ’75, a genetics researcher who founded the field of mitochondrial genetics in humans, received the 2012 Genetics Prize of the Gruber Foundation in November. Wallace was honored for his groundbreaking achievements in helping scientists understand the role of mitochondria in the development of disease and as markers of human evolution. He received the award in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.