Dr. Watson served as director of the Human Genome Project from 1990 till 1992. Under his leadership the project was highly successful and came in under budget and ahead of schedule. Dr. Watson has written three widely used textbooks. He is a leader in complex scientific problem solving and has a track record of successful fundraising in both public and private sectors. Dr. Watson has a great ability for seeing the big picture and has the knowledge, connections, and experience to help set up an effective project.
Dr. Watson is a Nobel Laureate in the Physiology or Medicine category. He is chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Dr. Watson has a PhD in zoology and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.