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David C. Page, MD, is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the director of the Whitehead Institute, where he has a laboratory devoted to the study of the Y-chromosome. His lab mapped the human Y chromosome in 1992. In 2003, his research group sequenced the human Y chromosome.

Page graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in chemistry. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984 and was appointed a Whitehead Fellow. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (a "genius" grant) two years later. He joined the faculty of the Whitehead Institute and MIT in 1988. In 1997, Page was awarded an Amory Prize for advances in reproductive biology by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, he received the Curt Stern Award from the American Society of Human Genetics. In 2005 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Later that same year he became the director of the Whitehead Institute at MIT.

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