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.

  • Denis B. Buxton, Ph.D.
    Associate Director, Basic and Early Translational Research Program
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Carolyn M. Hutter, Ph.D.
    Director, Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Project Team Leaders and the Program Leader 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.

Project Team Leaders: 

  • Albert Lee, Ph.D.
    LINCS Project Team Leader
    Program Director
    Advanced Technologies & Surgery Branch
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
    LINCS Project Team Leader
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Douglas M. Sheeley, Sc.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:

  • David Dzamashvili
    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)
     
  • Se Rin Kim
    LINCS Program Analyst
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Wendy Knosp, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    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.
  • Arthur L. Castle, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Metabolomics and Informatics
    National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Faye H. Chen, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Rare Diseases and Integrated Physiology of Bone Program
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Hemin Chin, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Ophthalmic Genetics
    Office of Director
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Christine Colvis, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Drug Development Partnership Programs
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Jennifer Couch, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Structural Biology and Molecular Applications Branch
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Structural Biology and Molecular Applications Branch
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Nancy Freeman, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  • Weiniu Gan, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Genomics, and Advanced Technologies
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Heather Henry, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Superfund Research Program
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Ronald Kohanski, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Timothy LaVaute, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Jerry Li, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • A. Roger Little, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • James Luo, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Pankaj Qasba, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Robert Riddle, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Neurogenetics Cluster
    National Institute on Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Karlie Sharma, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Phil Smith, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Roger Sorensen, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Pothur Srinivas, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Danilo Tagle, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Special Programs
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Bradley Wise, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Neurobiology of Aging Branch
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     

This page last reviewed on December 3, 2020