Volume 91 Issue 44 | p. 26 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: November 4, 2013

C&EN Talks With Jon Lorsch

New director of NIH’s basic research institute plans for rocky economic times
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Jon Lorsch, NIGMS director, NIH

After being on the job for less than two months, Jon R. Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), faced something he never thought would happen. On Oct. 1, as a result of the government shutdown, 98% of the staff at NIGMS was furloughed.

NIGMS, part of the National Institutes of Health, funds basic research in the biomedical sciences, including more chemistry-related research than . . .

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