Campus News

HHMI president to step down

Thomas R. Cech, president of one of the biggest private donors for scientific research, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, announced April 1 that he will be leaving the institute in spring 2009, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Cech, who supervised the first research campus opened by the institute, Janelia Farm, will return to teaching and research full time, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he currently teaches.