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Human Genome News, September 1991; 3(3)

Genome Study Section Established at NIH


The NIH Division of Research Grants Genome Study Section held its first meeting on June 20-21 in Washington, D.C. Members reviewed grant applications and were oriented on NIH procedures.They advise NIH on grant applications for research on the characterization of the genomes of human and other organisms.

The study section meets three times a year to consider applications for several types of grant mechanisms: R01s (traditional research projects), R21s (pilot projects), R29s [First Independent Research Support and Transition (FIRST) Awards], and K04s (Research Career Development Awards).

Research areas include

  • genetic map expansion;
  • physical map development;
  • DNA sequence determination;
  • map and DNA sequence management and analysis; and
  • innovative development of technology, tools, and resources in genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, and biophysics required to achieve these goals.

The NIH Director appoints Genome Study Section members from the fields of cytogenetics, human genetics, molecular genetics, quantitative genetics, somatic cell genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, physics, and computer science.


Genome Study Section

  • Chair: Frank H. Ruddle - Yale University
  • Elbert W. Branscomb - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Neal Castagnoli, Jr. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Aravinda Chakravarti - University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Louise B. Clarke - University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Walter Gilbert - Harvard University
  • Steven Henikoff - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Michael Litt - Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Marcos F. Maestre - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • Joachim Messing - Rutgers University Waksman Institute
  • Barbara R. Migeon - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Orlando J. Miller - Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Webb Miller - Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert K. Moyzis - Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lee M. Silver - Princeton University
  • Mark H. Skolnick - University of Utah Medical Center
  • Nat Sternberg - Du Pont/Merck Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Dorothy P. Warburton - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Carol A. Westbrook - University of Chicago
  • Barbara J. Wold - California Institute of Technology
  • Scientific Review Administrator: Cheryl M. Corsaro - NIH Division of Research Grants

Reported by Cheryl M. Corsaro, NIH Division of Research Grants

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