Francis Collins and Craig Venter are among nine researchers President Obama has named as recipients of the National Medal of Science this year. They will receive the award on Oct. 7 at a White House ceremony.
Collins recently became the director of the National Institutes of Health. Prior to that, he was the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Venter is the founder, president, and chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute as well as the founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics.
Michael Critelli has joined the board of directors of Navigenics. He recently retired from Pitney Bowes, a company with expertise in secure business communications, where he used to be CEO and chairman.