The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has appointed biophotonics researcher Bruce Tromberg, PhD, as director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). He will take up the new position in the new year.
A leader in the field of biophotonics, Tromberg holds appointments in the departments of biomedical engineering and surgery at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is also director of UCI's Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic. He has been the principal investigator for numerous NIH grants going back to 1994, and he has served on NIH working groups, review committees, and boards.
In his new role, Tromberg will manage NIBIB's $378 million annual budget and will oversee 230 employees, the NIH said.