New Members Join NIGMS
Five new members and one ex officio member were recently
appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences
Council. They are:
- Dr. Francine Berman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer
Center at the University of California, San Diego, where
she also serves as professor of computer science and engineering
and endowed chair in the Jacobs School of Engineering.
- Dr. Kathleen M. Giacomini, chair of the department of
bio-pharmaceutical sciences and professor of bio-pharmaceutical
sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry, and cellular and molecular
pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco
School of Pharmacy.
director Dr. Jeremy Berg (front, third from l) with
council members (front, from l) Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico,
Dr. Francine Berman, Dr. Kathleen M. Giacomini,
(back, from l) Dr. Jeffrey T. Mason, Dr. Brian W.
Matthews, Dr. Eric N. Jacobsen, and Dr. John C.
Last year, Secretary Thompson appointed Dr. Eric N. Jacobsen to the council. He is the Sheldon Emery professor of chemistry at Harvard University.
- Dr. John C. Goodman, founder and president of the National
Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public
policy research organization in Dallas.
- Dr. Brian W. Matthews, professor of physics, Howard Hughes
Medical Institute investigator and member of the Institute
of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon.
- Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico, dean of the college of human ecology
at Cornell University, where she also serves as professor
of nutritional sciences. In addition, she is professor of
microbiology in surgery, microbiology in dermatology, and
public health at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University
in New York City.
- Dr. Jeffrey T. Mason, chair of the department of biophysics
at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rockville,
where he also serves as administrative director of the magnetic
resonance microscopy facility. He was named the council's
ex officio representative from the Department of Defense.
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