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IGS Director Claire Fraser-Liggett named to the Institute of Medicine

Claire Fraser-Liggett

Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD., director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland BioPark and a faculty member in the departments of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine was named to the Institute of Medicine by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Fraser-Liggett is one of four area scientists honored among the 65 new members of theInstitute of Medicine, a premier independent scientific advisory panel created by theNAS. Membership is an honor, as new members are recognized for their major professional achievement in medical sciences, health care and public health by the 1,870 existing members. Dr. Fraser-Liggett and her team launched the field of microbial genomic by sequencing a bacterium, Haemophilus influenzae, for the first time and creating a foundation for new approaches to personalized medicine