A renowned physician and scientist is putting off retirement from the nation's largest research institute for a new role.
William R. Brody is expected to be named president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Brody had planned to retire to write but says he saw an opportunity to help the Institute during what he sees as a revolutionary period in biology and medicine.
Brody has overseen the John Hopkins medical system for the past 12 years, holds two patents and co-founded three biotechnology companies, including one that developed technology sold to Johnson & Johnson and became the standard of care for breast-cancer biopsies.
Among his other talents, playing classical piano, flying turbo-prop planes and learning Mandarin in 11 months.
Brody leaves Johns Hopkins Dec 31. He is expected to join the Salk Institute in March.
If you would like to read more about Brody's time in China, visit this link.