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Christopher E. Mason

Geneticist and Computational Biologist

Christopher E. Mason is a geneticist and computational biologist who has been a principal investigator and co-investigator of 11 NASA missions and projects. Mason is a professor of genomics, physiology, and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. He also holds affiliate appointments at the New York Genome Center, Yale Law School, and the Consortium for Space Genetics at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds.

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