David Galas, PhD

1968 Hertz Fellow
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hertz Foundation
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David J. Galas is the principal scientist for the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) and the chairman of the board of directors for the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

David is an internationally recognized expert in molecular biology and human genetics. Prior to PNRI, David worked at the Institute for Systems Biology, Battelle Memorial Institute, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the University of Southern California, and the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

He is a lifetime associate of the National Academy of Sciences and received the Smithsonian Institution-Computer World Pioneer award. David received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and his MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of California, Davis-Livermore.

Hertz Foundation Role

Board of Directors
Fellowships and Programs Council

Graduate Studies

University of California, Davis
Theory of Interaction of Impurities with Superfluid Helium