So we were all saddened when NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg announced he would step down from his position and move to an administrative post at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (you folks are lucky to have him) in order to allow his wife, Wendie Berg, a brilliant radiologist to pursue further career opportunities. Berg was loved for his embracing blogging and talking to the people, not just down at the littles. So we were all a bit apprehensive to hear who would be named as his successor.
And a small blurb in this week's issue of Science, NIGMS is naming Chris Kaiser of MIT's biology department as the new of the IC. Kaiser made his bones studying protein folding in yeast and is currently serving as chair of the biology department at MIT. He also makes the fact well known that he plans to continue blogging about NIGMS's funding decisions. And this dear reader makes me happy.
So lets all wish the Kaiser best of luck.