The mission of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded researchers seek to answer important scientific questions in fields such as cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics, computational biology, selected aspects of the behavioral sciences and specific cross-cutting clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS also provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists as well as in developing and increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce.
More information about NIGMS can be found under the following headings.
Learn about NIGMS, including its mission, divisions, major initiatives, and research and research training programs. Also see fast facts about NIGMS.
Organization & Staff
View the NIGMS organizational chart (HTML and PDF versions) with links to descriptions of the NIGMS divisions and the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research that is housed in NIGMS. Also search NIGMS staff or view contacts by research area.
See a biographical sketch and photo of NIGMS Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D. and Acting Deputy Director Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Budget, Financial Management & Congressional Material
Access Congressional justifications, NIGMS budget statements, expenditures by mechanism and the current financial management plan.
Read Investing in Discovery, the NIGMS strategic plan issued in January 2008, and Investing in the Future, a strategic plan related to training activities. Also see the strategic plan for research training blueprint for implementation.
Learn about the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, including the membership roster, meeting dates, meeting minutes and working group information.
Find current NIGMS job vacancies and links to other available NIH and HHS positions.
Visitor Information & Maps
Get directions for visiting NIGMS on the NIH campus.