J. Craig Venter went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.
When faced with immediate danger, the brain releases adrenaline, a hormone secreted from glands above the kidneys. In the case of a police officer confronted with a raging fire surge, adrenaline triggered the body to release stored ATP so the officer could run faster.
Venter developed a pioneering system for tagging genes called expressed sequencing tags (ESTs), and later sequenced the entire human genome. He also founded the J. Craig Venter Research Institute and has done work in synthetic biology.