September 30, 2008
Robert Tjian, PhD (Former Damon Runyon Sponsor) of the University of California, Berkeley, has been elected the new president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
He is a distinguished biochemist and long-time HHMI investigator, who
will assume his new role on April 1, 2009. He will succeed Thomas R. Cech, PhD
(Former Damon Runyon Sponsor) who has served as HHMI's president since
January 2000. Cech recently announced his decision to step down from
the presidency in order to return to full-time research and teaching at
the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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