Director, Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics
High, a hematologist and gene therapy expert, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. High’s pioneering work has restored sight to children blinded by Leber congenital amaurosis, and most recently, has given hope for sufferers of hemophilia B.
My Hero: "My Dad, because he had a serious heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot, but he never let it keep him down. He encouraged my love of science and made me feel I could do anything I wanted to. He died when he was just 46, during my first year in medical school."