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NHGRI History of Genomics Program


B.A. The Johns Hopkins University

M.A. University of Maryland

Ph.D. University of Maryland


Christopher R. Donohue is a historian. He has been at the NHGRI since 2012 where he established the historical digital genomic holdings and currently co-leads the History of Genomics Program, a unique history and science communications effort at the NIH. He has conducted over sixty oral history interviews that cover all aspects of modern biology, genetics, and genomics. He has also organized and co-organized several meetings and symposia at NHGRI.

Donohue also serves as a reviewer and editor for numerous books and special issues of various journals, all of which involve topics in human genomics, bioethics, and scientific racism.

Last updated: September 8, 2022