Jasper Rine is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and professor of genetics, genomics and development in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. His research spans the fields of genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. He joined the faculty in 1982. Rine directed Lawrence Berkeley Lab's Human Genome Center from 1991 to 1994, and more recently was director of the Center for Computational Biology. His research accomplishments include the construction of the first genetic map of the dog genome, discovery of biochemical links between cholesterol biosynthesis and cancer-causing genes, and the discovery of a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance. His more recent research interests focus on understanding the impact of human genetic variation. Rine is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award, and is a Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was elected to the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.