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Working group members

Co-Chairs

  • Christopher P. Austin, M.D. 
    Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 
     
  • Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
     

Working Group Coordinator

  • Christine Colvis, Ph.D.
    Director
    Extramural Therapeutics Discovery
    Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules
    Office of the Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 
     
  • Ronald Margolis, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor for Molecular Endocrinology
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
     

Project Team Leaders

  • Yong Yao, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Administrator
    NIH Roadmap Molecular Libraries and Imaging
    Division of Extramural Activities
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • Jean C. Zenklusen, M.S., Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Director
    Office of Cancer Genomics
    National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
     

Members

  • Bobbie Ann Austin, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Drug Development Partnership Programs
    Office of the Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 
     
  • Edmond Byrnes, Ph.D.
    AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
     
  • Zorina Galis, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Bobbi Gardner
    Office of Communications
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 
     
  • Mehdi Mesri, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research
    Office of the Director 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
     
  • Jill Morris, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Neurogenetics 
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
     
  • Aaron C. Pawlyk, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Pharmacogenomics and Drug Discovery
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
     
  • Mary Ellen Perry, 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) 
     
  • Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Computational Science
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 
     
  • Veerasamy “Ravi” Ravichandran, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator 
    Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Division 
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 
     
  • Joni Rutter, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    Division of Basic Neurosciences and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
     
  • Geetha Senthil, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Translational Genomics Program
    Genomics Research Branch
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Margaret Sutherland, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Neurodegeneration Cluster 
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
     
  • Xin (Jean) Yuan, Ph.D
    Portfolio Analyst
    Office of Portfolio Analysis
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
     
  • Anne Zajicek, M.D. Pharm.D.
    Chief 
    Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 

 

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