David Galas PhD

Hertz Fellow: David Galas PhD

University of California, Davis/Livermore

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

1968 - 1972

David J. Galas is the principal scientist for the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) and the chair of the board for the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. He is an internationally recognized expert in molecular biology and human genetics. Prior to PNRI, David worked at the Institute for Systems Biology, Battelle Memorial Institute, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the University of Southern California and the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a lifetime associate of the National Academy of Sciences and received the Smithsonian Institution-Computer World Pioneer award. David received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and his MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of California, Davis-Livermore.