PRINCETON, NJ--Princeton University announced this month that it has committed $60 million to establish a new Institute for Genomic Analysis here and that it has selected Shirley Tilghman to direct the institute. Tilghman, who is known for her work on the Human Genome Project, is a professor of molecular biology at Princeton.
Harold Shapiro, Princeton's president, said the university will spend $40 million to build the research center and $20 million to attract faculty and fund research. Shapiro said he expected the institute to be up and running by the time the federal project to map the human genome is finished in 2003. He added that research will focus on the steps that will take place once the human genome has been sequenced.