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Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., was the NIGMS director from November 2003 to July 2011. He oversaw a $2 billion budget funding basic research in the areas of cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. During his tenure, the Institute supported more than 4,500 research grants—about 10 percent of the grants 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.
Prior to his appointment as NIGMS director, Berg directed the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where he also served as professor and director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry. In addition, he directed the Markey Center for Macromolecular Structure and Function and co-directed the W.M. Keck Center for the Rational Design of Biologically Active Molecules at the university.
Curriculum Vitae and Selected Scientific Publications
Messages to the Scientific Community
The NIGMS Feedback Loop blog alerts researchers to NIGMS funding opportunities, trends and plans. It also encourages input and feedback on Institute activities. Berg was an avid poster. Subscribe to automatically receive new posts via e-mail or RSS feed.
Until early 2009, the NIGMS Feedback Loop was an e-newsletter that always included a message from the NIGMS director. Access archived issues.
Feedback Loop Director's Messages
Archived Messages to the Scientific Community
Appropriations Subcommittee Statement on the Fiscal Year 2011 BudgetApril 28, 2010
Appropriations Subcommittee Statement on the Fiscal Year 2010 BudgetMay 21, 2009
Appropriations Subcommittee Statement on the Fiscal Year 2009 BudgetMarch 5, 2008
Archived Congressional Statements
Jeremy M. Berg Elected President of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ASBMB news release (May 26, 2011)
NIGMS Director Berg Receives Chemical Society's Public Service AwardNIGMS news release (April 13, 2011)
Berg to Step Down as National Institute of General Medical Sciences DirectorNIGMS news release (December 6, 2010)
Five NIH Leaders Elected to the Institute of MedicineNIH news release (October 11, 2010)
NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg Receives Award for Public ServiceNIGMS news release (September 20, 2010)
Biophysical Society Announces 2009 Distinguished Service Award Biophysical Society news release (October 20, 2008)
NIH Nominates Scientific Management Review Board MembersNIH news release (September 9, 2008)
Archived News Releases
Investing in Discovery: The National Institute of General Medical SciencesVideocast of a presentation to the Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH (June 10, 2010)
Investing in Discovery: The Impact of Basic Research and the Role of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences [PDF, 2.09 MB]Presentation at an Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research/Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus Congressional Briefing (March 5, 2010)
Articles, Interviews, Podcasts and Videocasts
Jeremy Berg: An Independent Scientist Departs NIH's Ranks Science magazine "newsmaker interview" with the NIGMS Director (April 29, 2011)
ACS Bestows 2011 Public Service Award Chemical & Engineering News (April 18, 2011)
What to Expect From the Pharmacogenomics Research Network Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics article about the goals, accomplishments and future endeavors of the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (February 17, 2011)
Straight Talk With...Jeremy Berg Nature Medicine Q&A with the NIGMS Director about his accomplishments and plans, with a podcast of the interview at http://www.nature.com/nm/podcast/index.html (February 4, 2011)
Study Says Middle Sized Labs Do Best Nature News article about an analysis of the scientific output and impact of NIGMS grants (November 16, 2010)
Berg: 'Don't Be Shy' About Defending Fundamental Model Organism Research GenomeWeb article about a keynote address at the Genetics Society of America meeting (June 16, 2010)
Dr. Jeremy Berg on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry [MOV, 18.3 MB]Statement from the NIGMS director about the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry (October 7, 2009)
Dr. Jeremy Berg on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [MOV, 11.0 MB]Statement from the NIGMS director about the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine (October 5, 2009)
Stimulating the Economy through Biomedical Research [PDF, 243 KB]Guest President's Column in the newsletter of the American Society for Cell Biology (April 2009)
The Path from Jellyfish to Medical AdvancesCommentary on Google News (October 9, 2008)
Dr. Jeremy Berg on 2008 Nobel Prize in ChemistryComments about prize to NIGMS grantees (October 8, 2008)
NIGMS Grantees Recognized with Nobel Prize in ChemistryStatement from NIGMS (October 8, 2008)
Jeremy Berg on Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study Video interview with Voice of America (July 23, 2008)
Archived Articles, Interviews, Podcasts and Videocasts
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