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NINDS Staff Listing for Extramural Research


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Senior Leadership of Extramural Research
 
Name Official Title Bldg/Room Phone Fax
Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D. Director, Division of Extramural Research NSC/3307 301-496-9248 301-402-4370
Alan Willard, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research NSC/3201 301-496-9223 301-402-0182
Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc. Director, Office of Clinical Research NSC/2216 301-496-9135 301-480-1080
Rajesh Ranganathan, Ph.D. Director, Office of Translational Research NSC/2137 301-496-1751 301-402-1501
Alfred W. Gordon, Ph.D. Director, Office of Special Programs in Diversity NSC/2151 301-496-3102 301-594-5929
 
Division of Extramural Research Program Staff
 
The Division of Extramural Research provides overall leadership, planning, and direction for the NINDS extramural research program. Each of the following individuals in the NINDS Division of Extramural Research oversees one or more parts of the institute's research funding program, managing a portfolio of grants and contracts and coordinating program efforts in specific areas of neuroscience research. Dr. Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D. directs the Division of Extramural Research (DER). To find contact information related to specific research, please refer to the Program Directors and Research Interests (PDF, 143 KB) document.
 
Channels Synapses and Circuits Cluster

Brandy Fureman, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2113 301-496-1917 301-480-2424
Shai Silberberg, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2131 301-496-1917 301-402-1501
Randall Stewart, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2136 301-496-1917 301-480-2424
Edmund Talley, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2132 301-496-1917 301-402-1501
Vicky Whittemore, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2107 301-496-1917 301-402-1501
 
Neural Environment Cluster

Francesca Bosetti, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2118 301-496-1431 301-480-2424
Jane Fountain, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2110 301-496-1431 301-480-2424
Jim I. Koenig, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2107 301-496-1431 301-402-2060
Ursula Utz, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2134 301-496-1431 301-402-2060
May Wong, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2134 301-496-1431 301-402-2060
 
Neurodegeneration Cluster

Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2223 301-496-5680 301-480-1080
Amelie Gubitz, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2223 301-496-5680 301-480-1080
Beth-Anne Sieber, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2223 301-496-5680 301-480-1080
Margaret Sutherland, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2223 301-496-5680 301-480-1080
 
Neurogenetics Cluster

Katrina Gwinn, M.D. Program Director NSC/2132 301-496-5745 301-402-1501
Laura Mamounas, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2132 301-496-5745 301-402-1501
Jill Morris, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2133 301-496-5745 301-402-1501
John Porter, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2142 301-496-5745 301-402-1501
Robert Riddle, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2132 301-496-5745 301-402-1501
 
Repair and Plasticity Cluster

Ramona Hicks, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2206 301-496-1447 301-480-1080
David Owens, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2206 301-496-1447 301-480-1080
Kip Ludwig, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2192 301-496-1447 301-480-1080
 
Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster

Debra Babcock, MD., Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2108 301-496-9964 301-402-2060
Daofen Chen, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2131 301-496-9964 301-402-2060
Janet He, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2227 301-496-9964 301-480-2060
Linda Porter, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2113 301-496-9964 301-480-2060
James Wayne Gnadt,Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2230 301-496-9964 301-480-2060
 
Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity
 
Stephen Korn, Ph.D. Director, Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity NSC/2154 301-496-4188 301-594-4370
Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2150 301-496-3102 301-594-5929
 
Office of International Activities
 
Yuan Liu, Ph.D. Chief, Office of International Activities NSC/2187 301-496-0012 301-480-1080
 
Office of Clinical Research Program Staff
 
Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc. Director, Office of Clinical Research NSC/2216 301-496-9135 301-480-1080
Robin Conwit, M.D. Program Director NSC/2107 301-496-1328 301-480-1080
Janice Cordell, R.N., M.P.H. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC/2217 301-451-4299 301-480-1080
Wendy Galpern, M.D., Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2209 301-496-9135 301-480-1080
Peter Gilbert, Sc.M. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC/2202 301-496-0870 301-480-1080
Deborah Hirtz, M.D. Program Director NSC/2221 301-496-5821 301-480-1080
Scott Janis, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2213 301-496-9135 301-480-1080
Elizabeth McNeil, M.D., M.Sc. Program Director NSC/2213 301-496-9135 301-480-1080
Claudia Moy, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2214 301-496-2789 301-480-1080
Joanne Odenkirchen, M.P.H. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC/3226 301-496-3104 301-480-1080
A. Louise Ritz, M.B.A Clinical Research Program Manager NSC/2188 301-443-5576 301-480-1080
Salina Waddy, M.D. Program Director NSC/2150 301-496-3102 301-594-5929
 
Office of Translational Research Program Staff
 
Rajesh Ranganathan, Ph.D. Director, Office of Translational Research NSC/2137 301-496-1751 ------
Stephanie Fertig, M.B.A. Research Project Manager NSC/2142 301-496-1779 301-402-1501
Rebecca Farkas, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2109 301-496-7416 301-402-1501
David A. Jett, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2177 301-496-6035 301-402-1501
John Kehne, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2139 301-402-6833 301-402-1501
Linda McGavern, Ph.D. Program Director NSC/2157 301-496-1779 301-402-1501
Karin French, M.S. Scientific Program Analyst NSC/2227 301-496-1779 301-402-1501
 
Office of Special Programs in Diversity Program Staff
 
Alfred W. Gordon, Ph.D. Director, Office of Special Programs in Diversity NSC/2151 301-496-3102 301-594-5929
Courtney Ferrell Aklin, Ph.D Program Director NSC/2154 301-496-3102 301-594-5929
 
Scientific Review Staff
 
W. Ernest Lyons, Ph.D. Chief, Scientific Review Branch NSC/3208 301-496-4056 301-402-0182
William C Benzing, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3222 301-496-0660 301-402-0182
Richard Crosland, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3208 301-594-0635 301-402-0182
JoAnn McConnell, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3222 301-496-9223 301-402-0182
Birgit Neuhuber, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3202 301-496-3562 301-402-0182
Shantadurga Rajaram, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3222 301-496-9223 301-402-0182
Raul Saavedra, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3208 301-496-7355 301-402-0182
Natalia Strunnikova, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC/3228 301-496-3755 301-402-0182
Phillip Wiethorn Scientific Review Officer NSC/3203 301-496-5388 301-402-0182
 
Grants Management
 
Tijuanna Decoster, Ph. D. Chief, Grants Management Branch NSC/3258 301-496-9231 301-402-4370
 
Administrative Services
 
Lisa Joliet Chief, Administrative Services Branch NSC/3231 301-496-6731 301-496-9941
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Last updated April 18, 2014