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Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Martha Somerman, D.D.S, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

 

 

Working Group Coordinator: 

  • Douglas M. Sheeley, Sc.D.
    Senior Scientific Officer
    Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Project Team Leaders: 

  • Karl Krueger, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Prevention
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Pamela Marino, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
    Program Official – Consortium for Functional Glycomics
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Members: 

  • Houmam Araj, Ph.D.
    Director of Lens and Cataract Program
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Tony Casco
    Operations Team Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Gilman Grave, M.D.
    Branch Chief
    Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Amy Krafft, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Influenza, SARS & Related Viral Respiratory Diseases Section
    Respiratory Diseases Branch
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Angela Malaspina, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Vaccine Research Program
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Amanda Melillo, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Salivary Biology and Immunology Program
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Mercy Prabhudas, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Infant Immunity and Immunity in the Elderly
    Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Rao Rapaka, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Division of Neuroscience & Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Rita Sarkar, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Salvatore Sechi, Ph.D.
    Director, Proteomic Program
    Director, Diabetes Systems Biology Program
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Jessica Smith, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Christopher Taylor, Sc.D.
    Program Officer
    Bacterial Respiratory Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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  • Bernadette Tyree, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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  • Austin Yang, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     

 

    Common Fund Program Leader:

    • Ananda Roy, Ph.D.
      Program Leader
      Office of Strategic Coordination
      Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
      Office of the Director
      National Institutes of Health (NIH)
       

     

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