Eric D. Green

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Eric D. Green
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3rd Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
Assumed office
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byAlan E. Guttmacher (Acting)
Francis Collins
Personal details
Eric Douglas Green

(1959-12-10) December 10, 1959 (age 59)
St. Louis, Missouri
Spouse(s)Gabriela Adelt
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison (BS)
Washington University in St. Louis (MD) (PhD)
Scientific career
ThesisStructures and biosynthesis of Asn-linked oligosaccharides on the pituitary glycoprotein hormones (1987)
Doctoral advisor
  • Jacques Baenziger
  • Irving Boime
Other academic advisorsMaynard Olson

Eric D. Green (born 1959) is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a position he has held since late 2009. Previously, he served as the NHGRI Scientific Director (2002-2009), chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (1996-2009), and director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (1997-2009).

Dr. Green received his B.S. degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1981, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in 1987.[1] During residency training in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine), he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Maynard Olson, where he launched his career in genomics research. In 1992, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology and Genetics as well as a co-investigator in the Human Genome Center at Washington University. In 1994, he joined the newly established Intramural Research Program of the National Center for Human Genome Research, later renamed the National Human Genome Research Institute.[2]


  1. ^ Green, Eric Douglas (1987). Structures and biosynthesis of ASN-linked oligosaccharides on the pituitary glycoprotein hormones (Ph.D. thesis). Washington University in St. Louis. OCLC 16398907 – via ProQuest.
  2. ^ "Biography of Director Eric D. Green, M.D, Ph.D." National Human Genome Research Institute. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
Government offices
Preceded by
Francis Collins
Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
2009 – present