Dr. Ming Lei is a molecular geneticist by training. He earned his PhD degree from Cornell University and continued his postdoctoral training there. He was a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he taught Genetics and Microbiology to medical students and graduate students. He was a NIH funded principal investigator focusing his research efforts on the regulation of eukaryotic DNA replication. He began his governmental service in 2006 at the National Science Foundation, where he managed NSF’s research grant portfolio in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Genomics. He has been with the National Cancer Institute since 2008.