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 [PDF, 132KB]
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]
American Thoracic Society Research News Quarterly (February 2014)
C&EN Talks With Jon Lorsch
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
American Society for Cell Biology (March 27, 2013)
Jon Lorsch: Why Scientific Public Service?
iBioMagazine (April 4, 2014)