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 $2.5 billion budget, which supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
NIGMS supports more than 3,000 investigators and 4,500 research grants–over 11 percent of the total number of research grants funded by NIH as a whole. Additionally, NIGMS supports approximately 26.3 percent of the NRSA trainees who receive assistance from NIH.
Curriculum Vitae [PDF, 129KB]
NIH Names Dr. Jon Lorsch Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH news release (March 25, 2013)
Messages to the Scientific Community
These messages appeared on the NIGMS Feedback Loop blog, which alerts researchers to NIGMS funding opportunities, trends and plans. See all Feedback Loop Director's Messages.
A Shared Responsibility and More on My Shared Responsibility Post
January 5, 2015 and January 12, 2015
March 26, 2014
Bolstering Our Commitment to Investigator-Initiated Research
January 13, 2014
Statements to Congress
Appropriations Subcommittee Statement on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
April 7, 2016
Appropriations Subcommittee Statement on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
April 30, 2015
Appropriations Subcommittee Statement on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
July 17, 2014
Perspective: Sustaining the Big-Data Ecosystem
Nature (November 5, 2015)
Maximizing the Return on Taxpayers' Investments in Fundamental Biomedical Research
Molecular Biology of the Cell (May 1, 2015)
Fixing Problems With Cell Lines
Science (December 19, 2014)
NIGMS to Pilot New Grant Program
ASBMB Today (February 2015)
American Society for Cell Biology TV Interview
(December 8, 2014)
APS Leadership Meets With NIGMS
The Physiologist (July 2014)
Q&A with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch
iBiology.org (May 7, 2014)
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)
2015 SACNAS National Conference: Keynote Presentation on October 31, 2015
YouTube (December 9, 2015)
Jon Lorsch: Lab Size: Is Bigger Better?
iBioMagazine (October 19, 2015)
Jon Lorsch: Why Scientific Public Service?
iBioMagazine (April 4, 2014)