Francis S. Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

BSc, University of Virginia; PhD, Physical Chemistry, Yale; MD, University of North Carolina. Formerly: with faculty, University of Michigan; 1993-2008, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, responsible for US component of Human Genome Project. Elected Member: Institute of Medicine; National Academy of Sciences. Recipient of awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (2007); National Medal of Science (2009).

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