The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has selected Susan Gregurick to direct its Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology division. She takes over from Judith Greenberg who has been serving as acting director.
Previously, Gregurick was the acting director of the Department of Energy's biological systems science division where she developed and managed Kbase, DOE’s systems biology knowledgebase (BI 5/25/2012). She also oversaw bioinformatics and high-performance computing efforts at the DOE’s Joint Genome Institute and its Bioenergy Research Centers and has developed programs for modeling microbial function and metagenomic analysis. Gregurick was also a professor of computational biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
She earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park.