“The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together,” American writer and futurist, Alvin Toffler, once said. A manifestation of this explosion apparently resides with one of Cornell’s newcomers, Professor Alon Keinan, biological statistics and computational biology.
Alon Keinan was born and raised in Israel. He immigrated to the United States for postdoctoral research. “It’s pretty mandatory to have post-doctoral experience from a good university outside of Israel in order to then get a faculty position in Israel,” he said.