Dr. Green is director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a position he has held since late 2009. NHGRI is the largest organization in the world solely dedicated to genomics research. Previously, he served as the NHGRI scientific director (2002 to 2009), chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (1996 to 2009) and director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (1997 to 2009). While directing an independent research program for almost two decades, Dr. Green was at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence and understand eukaryotic genomes, including significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. Now, as director of NHGRI, Dr. Green is responsible for providing overall leadership of the institute's research portfolio and other initiatives. This requires significant coordination with other NIH components and funding agencies. Most recently, Dr. Green led NHGRI to the completion of a strategic planning process that yielded a new vision for the future of genomics research (“Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside,” Nature 2011;470:204).