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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 Coordinators: 

  • 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) 
     
  • Aaron C. Pawlyk, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Pharmacogenomics and Drug Discovery
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

 

Program Manager: 

  • Jenna Baker, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    Illuminating the Druggable Genome
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
     

 

Members: 

  • Kristopher Bough, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Mark Caprara, Ph.D..
    Scientific Review Officer
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Miles Fabian, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Colin Fletcher, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Knock Out Mouse Program
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Zorina Galis, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Bobbie Gardner
    Communications Coordinator
    Office of Communications
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Amy Lossie, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Epigenetics & Development Neuroscience Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • R. Dwayne Lunsford, Ph.D.
    Director, Microbiology Program
    Dental Small Business Coordinator (SBIR/STTR)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Aron Marquitz, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Mehdi Mesri, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research
    Office of the Director 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
     
  • Enrique Michelotti, Ph.D.
    Molecular Biology Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • Laurie S. Nadler, Ph.D.
    Chief, Neuropharmacology Program
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • Antonio B. Noronha, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Neuroscience & Behavior
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 
     
  • 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) 
     
  • Matthew T. Reilly, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience & Behavior
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 
     
  • Corinne Silva, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Intracellular Signalling 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK
     
  • Gurusingham Sittampalam, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor to the Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Chiiko Stanfield, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Molecular, Cellular, & Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • Margaret Sutherland, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Neurodegeneration Cluster 
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
     
  • Katerina Tsilou, M.D.
    Program Officer
    Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
     
  • Yong Yao, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Administrator
    NIH Roadmap Molecular Libraries and Imaging
    Division of Extramural Activities
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • 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) 
     
  • Jean C. Zenklusen, M.S., Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Director
    Office of Cancer Genomics
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • 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)
     
 
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