I enjoyed presenting some of my lab’s work at the Progeria Research Foundation’s 9th International Scientific Workshop and later meeting with some of the kids in attendance. Here, I got to sing a song for 17-year-old Meghan (left) from the United States and 2-year-old Alptug (middle) from Turkey. The workshop was held in Cambridge, MA from September 20-22, 2018. Credit: Carol Moroney.
Appointed the 16th Director of NIH by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017. President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director.