The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Learn about NIGMS, including its mission and divisions.
See a biographical sketch and photo of NIGMS Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
Read the NIGMS 2015-2020 strategic plan and strategic plan for research training.
We are delighted that three long-time NIGMS grantees have been recognized by the
2018 Lasker Awards . The awards highlight fundamental biological discoveries to draw attention to the importance of public support of science.
Six NIGMS grantees are among this year's winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
. The award was established by the White House in 1995.
The NIGMS Feedback Loop blog provides NIGMS grantees, applicants, and others in the scientific community with the latest information on funding opportunities, meetings, resources, and other useful information.
Biomedical Beat is a blog for the general public about NIGMS-funded research and scientists as well as images that help illustrate important biomedical concepts and advances.
Findings showcases diverse NIGMS-funded scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives. Each issue also contains brief research highlights, a puzzle or other activity, and online extras. The magazine aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue a career in biomedical research.
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