Nancy Kelley is leaving her founding executive director post of the New York Genome Center, Bio-IT World reports. According to a press release, Kelley "was a key driving force behind the creation and growth of NYGC," the aim of which is to strengthen genomics research in the New York City area.
Kelley will stay as an advisor and a member of the center's board of directors. "Working with the New York Genome Center and all of its supporters and partners has been an extraordinary experience," Kelley says in a statement. "This is an exciting time in science and medicine. The Center is now well positioned to become a world-class collaborative center for translational genomic research."
NYGC recently announced that Rockefeller University's Robert Darnell will serve as its first president and scientific director, as our sister publication In Sequence has reported.