Suresh Subramani, the Global Director of TIGS, is a Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology. He received his Ph.D. (Biochemistry) in the laboratory of Dr. Howard Schachman at UC Berkeley, and was a post-doctoral fellow (Biochemistry) at Stanford University with Nobel laureate, Dr. Paul Berg. Dr. Subramani is world renowned for his work on the assembly and disassembly of subcellular compartments, notably peroxisomes, and the role of these processes in disease. He also has a strong record of international, national and UC service, having served in an advisory capacity for many organizations and granting agencies. Dr. Subramani also has extensive administrative experience, including his service as the first Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) at UC San Diego from 2010-2016. He is currently the Global Director for the Tata Institute of Genetics and Society (TIGS) overseeing research in India and at UC San Diego.