The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award
Endowed by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Dr. Green is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., a position he has held since late 2009. In this position, he is responsible for providing leadership to the investigative portfolio and other initiatives of the largest organization in the world dedicated to genomics research. Previously, Dr. Green served as the NHGRI scientific director (2002–2009), chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (1996–2009), and director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (1997–2009). As the director of an independent research program for almost two decades, Dr. Green was at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence, and understand eukaryotic genomes, which included significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. This work blossomed into a highly productive program in comparative genomics that provided important insights about genome structure, function, and evolution. Most recently, Dr. Green led NHGRI's strategic planning process, which yielded a new vision for the future of genomics research, entitled "Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine from Base Pairs to Bedside." Prior to being recruited to join NIH in 1994, Dr. Green was assistant professor of pathology, genetics, and internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founding editor of the journal Genome Research and a series editor of Genome Analysis: A Laboratory Manual. He is co-editor of the Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics. He has authored or co-authored more than 280 scientific publications. His many awards include the Lillian M. Gilbreth Lectureship for Young Engineers at the National Academy of Engineering and an Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington University School of Medicine.