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Human Genome News, May 1992; 4(1)

LBL Names Rine Genome Center Director

Jasper Rine was recently named Director of the Human Genome Center at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), a position he has held in an acting capacity since last July. He is also a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and in his capacity as center director serves as a member of the DOE Human Genome Coordinating Committee.

The LBL Human Genome Center has specific responsibilities for mapping and sequencing chromosome 21. Under Rine's leadership, the center has undergone organizational and scientific changes culminating in a well-received DOE site review at the beginning of this year.

Mina Bissel, Director of the LBL Cell and Molecular Biology Division, which oversees the center, said, "Jasper Rine is the ideal Director for our Human Genome Center." According to Bissel, Rine is known as both a superb bench scientist and as an administrator genuinely fascinated by and interested in bringing focus and excitement to this project. "We are fortunate to have him," she said.

Rine holds a Ph.D in molecular genetics from the University of Oregon and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine. For a number of years his laboratory research has focused on the use of genetically tractable organisms to study human disease. His more recent research has turned toward developing the methodology for exploiting natural genetic polymorphisms to study the inheritance of natural variation.


Reported by Anne Adamson, HGMIS, ORNL

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