Nelson Lau, PhD, has been named Director of the Genome Science Institute (GSI), effective Jan. 1, 2019. An Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Dr. Lau’s research focuses on genetic and epigenetic regulation of the genome by transposons. He came to BUSM in 2017 from Brandeis University. Prior to working at Brandeis, he was a post-doc with Robert Kingston at MGH/Harvard. He received his PhD with David Bartell at MIT/Whitehead.
Dr. Richard Myers has served as the founding Director of the GSI since its inception in 2008. BUSM thanks him for his support of genetics and genetics research at BU and for his many contributions to our community.