Working Group Members

This is the trans-NIH Working Group that oversees the development, implementation, communication, and assessment of the Common Fund program.

Co-Chairs:

Co-Chairs are Institute or Center (IC) directors or IC senior staff who lead the Working Group and have the authority to approve major activities and funding actions.

  • Carolyn M. Hutter, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Dinah S. Singer, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Coordinators, Program Leaders, and Project Team Leaders serve as the day to day leadership for the program and the Working Group. Also included here are points of contact for areas of program management.

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • Olivier Blondel, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Endocrine Systems Biology Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Judy Mietz, Ph.D.
    Program Director and Chief
    DNA and Chromosome Aberrations Branch
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Mike Pazin, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Functional Genomics
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Ananda L. 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)
     

Points of Contact:

  • Tony Casco
    Business Operations and Analysis Contact
    Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Veronica Taylor, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     

Members:

The Working Group Members are staff from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers who provide input from their Institute or Center’s perspective.

  • David Balasundaram, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Anthony Carter, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology 
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Ian Fingerman, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Max Guo, Ph.D.
    Chief, Genetics and Cell Biology Branch
    Cell Biology Program
    Division of Aging Biology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Sean Hanlon, Ph.D.
    Acting Deputy Director
    Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Lisa Postow, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Airway Biology & Disease Branch
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • John Satterlee, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neurobiology and Behavior
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Geetha Senthil, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Fred Tyson, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     

This page last reviewed on June 14, 2021