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Richard Lifton and Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Rockefeller University has appointed Richard Lifton as its 11th president. He is currently a professor of internal medicine and genetics at Yale University, and founded the Yale Center for Genome Analysis where he has served as executive director since its creation. Lifton has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1994, and he co-chaired the planning committee for President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015. He will succeed Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who is leaving Rockefeller to become Stanford University's next president.