Seattle Business Magazine
Leroy Hood, Founder, Institute for Systems Biology
By Leslie Helm
EARLY YEARS: My father was an electrical engineer at the Mountain States Telephone Company. He taught courses on circuit design and electronics. When I was in high school, he made me take those courses, mostly, I think, to show off to his friends how smart his son was. I really disliked it but I learned a lot and it has really framed my thinking. I have an engineering orientation toward biology and medicine....
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