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“Human Genomics a Decade after the Human Genome Project: Opportunities and Challenges"

Eric D. Green MD, PhD.
National Human Genome Research Institute
United states

Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in December 2009. Immediately prior to this appointment, he was the Scientific Director of NHGRI, a position he had held since 2002, and Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC). Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Green comes from a scientific family, received a Bachelor of Science in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1981 and both a Ph.D. in cell biology and an M.D. in 1987 from Washington University in St. Louis. From 1987 to 1992, he was a resident in laboratory medicine in the Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, serving as Co-Chief Resident from 1990 to 1992. He is a Founding Editor of the journal Genome Research (1995-present) and Co-Editor of Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics (since 2005). Dr. Green has authored and co-authored over 310 scientific publications. Now, as Director of NHGRI, Dr. Green is responsible for providing overall leadership of the Institute's research portfolio and other initiatives; this requires significant coordination with other NIH components and funding agencies. In 2011, Dr. Green led NHGRI to the completion of a strategic planning process that yielded a new vision for the future of genomics research.

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