The Human Genome Project
Bob Waterston holds the William Gates III Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences. Through his leadership of the project to sequence the genome of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, Dr. Waterston was the first to make complete sequencing of animal genomes a reality. In the years that followed, his contributions to large-scale DNA sequencing were central to the success of the Human Genome Project. Dr. Waterston has also had a long interest in the development of muscle, and has used the worm to study muscle formation.
more about Dr. Waterston's research:http://www.gs.washington.edu/faculty/waterston.htm