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Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D

Director since September 2014

Dr. Omenn is a director of Amgen, Inc., and Armune Biosciences, Inc. He is a professor of internal medicine, human genetics and public health, and director of the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He leads major research programs in proteomics and integrative biomedical informatics. Dr. Omenn served as executive vice president for medical affairs and as chief executive officer of the University of Michigan Health System from 1997 to 2002. Earlier, he was the dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and professor of medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Omenn is the author of more than 460 research papers and scientific reviews and author/editor of 18 books. He received the John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award from the White House Fellows Association in 2004 and the Walsh McDermott Award from the Institute of Medicine in 2008. He is vice president of the International Human Proteome Organization. Dr. Omenn received his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University, M.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington.