Dr. Carl O. Pabo is a world leader in issues involving the structure and design of DNA-binding proteins. Dr. Pabo has been a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1982-1991) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991-2001), and has been an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1986-2001).He was Chief Scientific Officer at Sangamo BioSciences from 2001-2003 and then held appointments (while working on new theories about human thought) as a Visiting Professor at Cal Tech, Stanford, Berkeley, and Harvard. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Yale in 1974 and received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard in 1980.