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NIGMS Director

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.

Photo of Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D. Credit: Bill Branson, NIH
Jon R. Lorsch
(NIH photo by Bill Branson)
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Biographical Sketch

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., became the director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in August 2013.

In this position, Lorsch oversees the Institute's $2.359 billion budget, which primarily funds basic research in the areas of cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics and computational biology. NIGMS supports nearly 4,550 research grants—about 10.5 percent of those funded by NIH as a whole—as well as a substantial amount of research training and programs designed to increase the diversity of the biomedical and behavioral research workforce. Read more

Curriculum Vitae
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News Release

NIH Names Dr. Jon Lorsch Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
NIH news release (March 25, 2013)

Interviews and Articles

Agency Spotlight – NIGMS, Interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch, Ph.D. [PDF, 2.2MB] Link to external Web site
American Thoracic Society Research News Quarterly (February 2014)

C&EN Talks With Jon Lorsch Link to external Web site
Chemical & Engineering News (November 4, 2013)

Meet the Newest IC Director: NIGMS's Jon Lorsch
NIH Record (August 16, 2013)

Newly Named NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch Talks About His Science and His New Job Link to external Web site
American Society for Cell Biology (March 27, 2013)


Jon Lorsch: Why Scientific Public Service? Link to external Web site
iBioMagazine (April 4, 2014)

This page last reviewed on April 17, 2014