The GIS is dedicated to creating a social culture that is focused on excellence, knowledge sharing, individual initiative and coordinated action. We have focused on recruiting and rewarding excellent people and establishing systems that will sustain this culture of excellence. Our scientists come from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Singapore, from industrial and academic positions and from diverse disciplines. We believe this intellectual diversity is essential for a robust and competitive institute in biomedical discovery. This diversity is unified in the pursuit of science for public health and public prosperity.