Somatic Mosaicism Across Human Tissues (SMaHT) Working Group Members

Working Group Members

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

Contact us: smaht@mail.nih.gov

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.

  • Joshua Gordon, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Eric Green, MD, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Roger Little, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Rick Woychick, Ph.D.
    IC Director
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Leadership Team and Points of Contact

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

Common Fund Program Leader: 

  • Richard Conroy. Ph.D., M.B.A.
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health

Working Group Coordinator:

  • Amy C. Lossie, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Epigenetics, and Development Neuroscience Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse

Initiative Leaders: 

Initiative 1. Tissue Procurement Center

  • Geetha Senthil, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Office of Genomics Research Coordination
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     

Initiative 2. Genome Characterization Centers

  • Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • Amy C. Lossie, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Epigenetics, and Development Neuroscience Branch  
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Initiative 3. Tools and Technology Development

  • Jill Morris, Ph.D
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     

Initiative 4. Data Coordination Center

  • Amy C. Lossie, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Epigenetics, and Development Neuroscience Branch  
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Initiative 5. Organizational Center

  • Jill Morris, Ph.D
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     

Additional NIH Office of Strategic Coordination Representation:

  • Tony Casco
    Grants Management Specialist Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
     
  • Brionna Hair, Ph.D
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
     
  • Dena C. Procaccini, M.A.
    Scientific Program Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

Members:

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

  • Tuba Fehr Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Ian Fingerman Ph.D.
    Program Director
    DNA and Chromosome Aberrations Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Miri Gitik, Ph.D. 
    Genomics Research Branch
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Max Guo, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Adinistrator
    Division of Aging Biology
    National Institute of Aging (NIA)
     
  • Kevin Howcroft, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Cancer Immunology, Hematology, and Etiology Branch
    National Cancer Institute
     
  • Patricia Labosky, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
     
  • Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Genes, Environment, and Health Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Kathryn Stein, Ph.D.
    Director, Developmental Biology and Genetics Program
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Fred Tyson, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Tiina Urv, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Lu Wang, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Translational Genomics Research Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Solita Chiayeng Wang, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Molecular Imaging Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Wendy Wang, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Cancer Biomarkers Research Group
    National Cancer Institute(NCI)
     
  • Yan Wang, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Computational Genomics and Data Science
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Alison Yao, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Aging
     

This page last reviewed on February 14, 2022