Michael Schatz, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of computer science and biology, has been named to the 2022 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. You can learn more about Mike’s work and this honor on the Hub.
Mike is being recognized for his work on the telomere-to-telomere project where he, along with collaborators including Johns Hopkins scientists and more than 100 researchers from around the world, assembled and analyzed the first complete sequence of a human genome, two decades after the Human Genome Project produced the first draft.
Mike is a dedicated and visionary researcher, whose discoveries will have a profound impact on basic research and on clinical practice. Our ability to understand and quantify an individual’s genome represents a major breakthrough, both in terms of understanding DNA’s role in disease risk and in realizing the promise of personalized medicine. This is a well-deserved honor for Mike and his colleagues and I have no doubt that his achievements will benefit generations to come.