The Center for Human Genetic Research (CHGR) at Massachusetts General Hospital has appointed Sekar Kathiresan as its director. He is replacing CHGR's founding director, James Gusella. Kathiresan is currently a member of the CHGR faculty, and is the Ofer and Shelly Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar. He is also a member of the Broad Institute, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Kathiresan has led the Preventative Cardiology section within the Cardiology Division at Mass General since 2005.