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Field Notes

Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.

Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.

Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., founder and director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious honor of the Companion of the Order of Australia—an accolade issued by the Australian government that recognizes eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large. The announcement was made by the Australian government in celebration of The Queen’s Birthday, a public holiday in Australia. Gibbs, the Wofford Cain Chair and Distinguished Service Professor in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor, is a native of Australia.

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