January 10, 2019

Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D., Sworn In as New NIBIB Chief

Biophotonics Pioneer Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., was sworn in January 7 as the director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

In his new role, Tromberg will oversee NIBIB’s $378 million annual budget, 230-person staff and a portfolio of more than 800 grants supporting research and development of new biomedical imaging and bioengineering technologies.

Tromberg has been the principal investigator for multiple NIH grants since 1994, including research on its Laser Microbeam and Medical Program (LMMP). He has co-authored more than 450 publications and holds patents for biophotonics technologies and their applications to cancer, neuroscience and vascular disease.

Tromberg succeeds Roderic Pettigrew, MD, Ph.D., a former Emory University professor of radiology who led NIBIB from 2002 to 2017.