NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences has announced that Alison Gammie will serve as the new director of its Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD). The division supports a variety of research training, career development, and diversity-building activities from the undergraduate to the faculty levels.

Alison E. Gammie, PhD

Alison E. Gammie, PhD


Gammie is currently Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology, Director of Diversity Programs and Graduate Recruiting, and Director of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative & Computational Biology at Princeton University. She is associate Associate Clinical Member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Gammie serves as chair of the GSA Education Committee and a GSA-affiliated editor with CBE–Life Sciences Education.

In a statement, NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch say that “Dr. Gammie’s experience in research, teaching, mentoring and outreach, coupled with her vision and energy, position her exceptionally well to lead our broad range of TWD activities. I’m delighted that she is joining our senior leadership team.”

In addition to her service with GSA, Gammie has been honored with the American Society for Microbiology’s William A. Hinton Research Training Award and several mentoring and teaching award from Princeton. She earned a BA in biology from Reed College and a PhD in molecular biology from Oregon Health Sciences University before conducting postdoctoral research at Princeton.

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Adam Fagen was formerly Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America.

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