Jon Lorsch: Why Scientific Public Service?

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) distributes over 2.3 billion dollars per year to scientific research and workforce development. In his talk, Jon Lorsch, who became Director of NIGMS in 2013, talks about why he transitioned into administration and leadership from a research faculty position, and discusses NIGMS’s mission of funding the best question-driven, investigator-initiated research, and training a successful biomedical workforce.

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Recorded: 2014
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Ask Jon Lorsch your questions about the NIGMS, the NIH and the current state of research and the biomedical workforce, May 7th, 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT: Jon Lorsch iBiology Live Q&A

About the Speaker

Jon Lorsch is the Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health. As Director, he leads the execution of NIGMS’s mission to promote advances in scientific research and biomedical workforce training. Lorsch came to NIGMS from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry for 14 years. His research, which is continuing at the NIH, is focused on studying the molecular mechanisms of protein translation.

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