NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh plans to leave his post at the end of March to accept an appointment as president of Carnegie Mellon University, NSF said this week.

Suresh was nominated to run the agency in 2010, and previously he was dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been on leave as an engineering professor at MIT while he has been directing NSF.

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