Tackling the big genomic questions requires a large and coordinated effort.
The emerging Institute for Biodiversity Genomics will unite the Smithsonian’s major biodiversity research entities, which have long pursued groundbreaking work in genome science across a global network of research sites.
The Institute will strategically address key questions in evolutionary biology, phylogeny, ecology, conservation, and the science and management of ecosystems. Our goal is to lead biodiversity and sustainability research on a global scale and to train the next generation of biodiversity scientists.
The Executive Committee of the Institute for Biodiversity Genomics represents the diversity of strength and expertise across the Smithsonian.
W. John Kress, Under Secretary for Science
Jonathan Coddington, Associate Director for Science, National Museum of Natural History
Pierre Comizzoli, Research Biologist, National Zoological Park, and Interim Director of the Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
Thornton Staples, Director, Office of Research and Information Services
Owen McMillan, Dean of Academic Programs, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Robert Fleischer, Research Zoologist, National Zoological Park
Lee Weigt, Director, Laboratory of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History
Warren Johnson, Research Zoologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Gregory Ruiz, Marine Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center