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NINDS Research Funding Program Contacts

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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. To find contact information related to specific research, please refer to the Program Directors and Research Interests (PDF, 143 KB) document.
Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D.Director, Division of Extramural ResearchNSC301-496-9248
David F Owens, Ph.D.Acting Deputy Director, Division of Extramural ResearchNSC301-496-9248
Channels Synapses and Circuits Cluster

Brandy Fureman, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1917
Shai Silberberg, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1917
Randall Stewart, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1917 
Edmund Talley, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1917
Vicky Whittemore, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1917
Neural Environment Cluster

Francesca Bosetti, Pharm.D., Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1431 
Jane Fountain, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1431
Jim I. Koenig, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1431 
Ursula Utz, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1431
May Wong, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1431
Neurodegeneration Cluster

Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5680
Amelie Gubitz, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5680
Daniel L. Miller, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5680
Beth-Anne Sieber, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5680
Margaret Sutherland, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5680
Neurogenetics Cluster

Katrina Gwinn, M.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5745
Laura Mamounas, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5745 
Jill Morris, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5745
Glen Nuckolls, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5745
Robert Riddle, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-5745
Repair and Plasticity Cluster

Patrick SF Bellgowan, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1447
Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1447 
Timothy LaVaute, Ph.D.Acting Program DirectorNSC301-496-1447
Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster

Debra Babcock, MD., Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9964
Daofen Chen, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9964 
Janet He, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9964
Linda Porter, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9964
James Wayne Gnadt,Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9964
Michael L. Oshinsky, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9964
Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.Director, Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce DiversityNSC301-496-4188 
Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.Director of Diversity Training and Workforce DevelopmentNSC301-496-4188
Office of International Activities
Claudia MoyActing ChiefNSC301-496-9135
Scientific Review Staff
W. Ernest Lyons, Ph.D.Chief, Scientific Review BranchNSC301-496-9223
William C Benzing, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Birgit Neuhuber, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Shantadurga Rajaram, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Raul Saavedra, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Joel Saydoff, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Natalia Strunnikova, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Elizabeth Webber, Ph.D.Scientific Review OfficerNSC301-496-9223
Grants Management
Tijuanna Decoster, Ph. D.Chief, Grants Management BranchNSC301-496-9231
Administrative Services
Lisa JolietChief, Administrative Services BranchNSC301-496-6731
Office of Clinical Research Program Staff
The NINDS Office of Clinical Research provides support for all NINDS extramurally-funded clinical trials, consultation in the development of clinical trial applications, in monitoring the progress of the trials, participating in the ongoing management, and ensuring the safety of trial participants
Elizabeth McNeil, M.D., M.Sc.Acting DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Claudia Moy, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Patricia Walicke, M.D., Ph. D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Guadalup Aquino, B.A.Clinical Research Project ManagerNSC301-496-9135
Robin Conwit, M.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Janice Cordell, R.N., M.P.H.Clinical Research Project ManagerNSC301-496-9135
Peter Gilbert, Sc.M.Clinical Research Project ManagerNSC301-496-9135
Deborah Hirtz, M.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Scott Janis, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Joanne Odenkirchen, M.P.H.Clinical Research Project ManagerNSC301-496-9135
A. Louise Ritz, M.B.AClinical Research Program ManagerNSC301-496-9135
Joanna Vivalda, RN, MBSClinical Trials SpecialistNSC301-496-9135
Salina Waddy, M.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-9135
Office of Translational Research Program Staff (Link)
The NINDS Office of Translational Research supports programs to facilitate the preclinical discovery and development of new therapeutic interventions for neurological disorders
Alan Willard, Ph.D.Acting Director, Office of Translational ResearchNSC301-496-1779
Chris Boshoff, Ph.D.Program ManagerNSC301-496-1779
Charles Cywin, Ph.D.Project ManagerNSC301-496-1779
Stephanie Fertig, M.B.A.Research Project ManagerNSC301-496-1779
David A. Jett, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1779
John Kehne, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1779
Brian Klein, Ph.D.Program ManagerNSC301-496-1779
Pascal Laeng, Ph.D.Program ManagerNSC301-496-1779
Linda McGavern, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1779
Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1779
Shamsi Raeissi, Ph.D.Program ManagerNSC301-496-1779
Amir Tamiz, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1779
Hao Wang, Ph.D.Program DirectorNSC301-496-1779
Dave Yeung, Ph.D.Project ManagerNSC301-496-1779

Last Modified November 18, 2015