Board of Directors

Senior Advisory Board Member
Dr. Gerald M. Rubin
Vice President and Executive Director
Janelia Farm Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Gerald M. Rubin, Ph.D., is a vice president at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and executive director of HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus in Loudoun County, Va. He is currently engaged in developing and directing the scientific program for this facility, which opened in October 2006.

An HHMI investigator at the University of California, Berkeley since 1987, Dr. Rubin led the effort to sequence the entire genome of the fruit fly Drosophila. His laboratory also has determined the function of a number of fruit fly genes that have human genetic counterparts.

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of The Royal Society (U.K.). Dr. Rubin moved to HHMI headquarters in 2000 to become vice president for biomedical research, assumed overall planning responsibility for Janelia Farm in 2002, and was appointed its first director in 2003.