Richard Myers, PhD, president, science director and faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha led a search committee whose members have selected a new director of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

After nine-month national search, Nigel Mouncey, currently Research and Development Director for Bioengineering and Bioprocessing at Dow AgroSciences LLC, has been selected as the director of the DOE JGI.

Nigel brings the perfect set of scientific and management skills as well as the relevant experience necessary to lead the JGI into its next decade of advancing the frontiers of energy and environmental genomics,” said Jay Keasling, the Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to whom the position will report.

Read more on the DOE JGI website.

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