In March, HHMI named Cheryl A. Moore as associate director and chief operating officer of the Janelia Farm Research Campus. Helping to develop an administrative and management structure for the research facility, Moore will oversee all fiscal and administrative services at the 281-acre campus.
Moore comes to HHMI from the Burnham Institute, a private, nonprofit life-sciences research center in La Jolla, California, where she has been senior vice president, chief operating officer, and chief administrative officer. A graduate of the University of San Diego and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, she has held top-level management positions with an international financial services firm and two managed healthcare companies.
"My goal is to work with Gerry Rubin to create a uniquely creative research environment free of bureaucratic hassles, in an atmosphere of openness, support, and freedom," Moore says. "My goal in managing the business of research is to remove as many impediments to the advancement of science as I can, to help our researchers move more quickly toward scientific discovery. I will know that Janelia Farm is successful when people comment on how much fun it is to work there because of the sense of teamwork and intellectual stimulation."
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Reprinted from the HHMI Bulletin,
Summer 2004, pages 28-32.
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