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Former Virginia Governor Visits NIH

McAuliffe, Kapustij, Dr. Green, Carrington and Bishop talk in a lab
On a tour of NIH, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (l) chats with (from l) Cristina Kapustij, chief of NHGRI’s Policy and Program Analysis Branch; NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green; and Zebrafish Core biologists Blake Carrington and Kevin Bishop. “The zebrafish model is poised to be a pivotal tool in advancing human health as science marches toward the achievable goal of personalized precision medicine,” Bishop said on the tour. “As we move research forward, the use of different animal models will only enrich the quality and longevity of human health.”

Photo:  Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) recently to gain a deeper understanding of genomics and its contributions to the research and health care ecosystems. 

NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green spent half a day giving the governor a crash course in genomics. The two met with a patient directly benefiting from research at the Clinical Center. They visited with former NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, now serving as an NIH distinguished investigator at NHGRI’s Center for Precision Health Research and head of the molecular genetics section, to discuss the work he is doing in his lab. And McAuliffe rounded out his visit with a tour of NIH’s zebrafish facility, which is integral to the basic research that eventually leads to bedside treatments.

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