Nobel laureate to join Northeastern faculty

Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel laureate and globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, has joined Northeastern University as a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science.

Roberts received the Nobel Prize in 1993 for his discovery of split genes, sequences of DNA that contain both expressed and non-expressed material, research that profoundly changed the world’s understanding of animal life and started a revolution in molecular biology and genetic engineering. His appointment coincides with the relocation of the marine DNA repository Ocean Genome Legacy to Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Mass.

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