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Eric Green

About Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the third NHGRI director, having been appointed by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins in 2009.

Dr. Green’s relationship with the Institute began long before his appointment as director. He served as the Institute’s scientific director (2002 - 2009), chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (1996 - 2009) and founding director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (1997 - 2009). Prior to that, he played an integral role in the Human Genome Project.

Throughout his career, Dr. Green has authored and co-authored over 390 scientific publications.

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The Genomics Landscape

A monthly update from the NHGRI Director on activities and accomplishments from the institute and the field of genomics.

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Dr. Green at DNA Day

Stay Connected with Eric & NHGRI!

There are many ways to stay connected with NHGRI and its Director, Dr. Eric Green. Browse convenient links to some of the major sites that NHGRI has developed for staying connected and learning more about genomics!

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Ask Dr. Genome

Every few weeks, Dr. Eric Green answers questions on Twitter about genomics using the hashtag #AskDrGenome. Each time, he dives into different genomics topics and invites a special guest from NHGRI to join him. This is a way to engage with members of the public who want to know more about a particular genomics topic. Anyone can tweet a question to Dr. Green and his guest(s) using the hashtag #AskDrGenome, and they will retweet with an answer.

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Last updated: February 26, 2024