“I started out my career in medicine. Now that the Institute is running on all its scientific cylinders as a state of the art DOE Office of Science Genomic User Facility, I plan to return to these roots and focus my attention on addressing an important problem in human health.”
After 14 years guiding the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute from completing DOE’s contributions to the Human Genome Project to transitioning the Institute into a National User Facility enabling the science of thousands of researchers focused on energy and environmental problems, DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin announced on March 10, 2016 that he will be stepping down later this year.
Once a successor is found and brought onboard, Rubin will move to a position as Chief Scientific Officer for San Francisco-based startup Metabiota, a big data analytics company focused on infectious diseases and epidemic risk. Read more about Rubin’s announcement on the DOE JGI website.