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Human Genome News, September 1992; 4(3)

Wooley Named OHER Deputy Assoc. Director

John C. Wooley recently joined the staff of the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) as Deputy Associate Director. Wooley comes to OHER from the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he was Director of the Biological Instrumentation and Resources Division of the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

At NSF, Wooley was responsible for several new initiatives and programs that bear directly on OHER interests (e.g., bioinformatics and computational biology, instrument development, and structural biology). Previously, as Program Director for Biological Instrumentation, he managed awards relating to biochemical and biological instrumentation such as electron microscopes, computers, mass spectrometers, and cell sorters.

Wooley received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Chicago in 1975 and was a biochemistry research fellow at Harvard University from 1976 to 1978. He held positions in the departments of biology and biochemical sciences at Princeton University from 1978 to 1983 and served at NSF from 1984 to 1992. Wooley's research interests have included the structure and function of nucleoprotein complexes (chromatin and ribonucleoproteins).

Associate Director of OHER David Galas said, "We are indeed fortunate to have Dr. Wooley join us at this critical and exciting time in the development of our programs. His experience in government service and academia will be invaluable in helping us forge and conduct the interactive and dynamic programs that OHER is building and that are so important to the future of DOE, the national laboratories, and the U.S. scientific community."


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