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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 Research NSC 301-496-9248
David F Owens, Ph.D. Acting Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research NSC 301-496-9248
 
Channels Synapses and Circuits Cluster

 
Brandy Fureman, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1917
Shai Silberberg, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1917
Randall Stewart, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1917  
Edmund Talley, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1917
Vicky Whittemore, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1917
 
Neural Environment Cluster

 
Francesca Bosetti, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1431  
Jane Fountain, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1431
Jim I. Koenig, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1431  
Ursula Utz, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1431
May Wong, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1431
 
Neurodegeneration Cluster

 
Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5680
Amelie Gubitz, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5680
Daniel L. Miller, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5680
Beth-Anne Sieber, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5680
Margaret Sutherland, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5680
 
Neurogenetics Cluster

 
Katrina Gwinn, M.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5745
Laura Mamounas, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5745  
Jill Morris, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5745
Glen Nuckolls, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5745
Robert Riddle, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-5745
 
Repair and Plasticity Cluster

 
Patrick SF Bellgowan, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1447
Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1447  
Timothy LaVaute, Ph.D. Acting Program Director NSC 301-496-1447
 
Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster

 
Debra Babcock, MD., Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9964
Daofen Chen, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9964  
Janet He, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9964
Linda Porter, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9964
James Wayne Gnadt,Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9964
Michael L. Oshinsky, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9964
 
Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity
 
Stephen Korn, Ph.D. Director, Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity NSC 301-496-4188  
Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D. Director of Diversity Training and Workforce Development NSC 301-496-4188
 
Office of International Activities
 
Claudia Moy Acting Chief NSC 301-496-9135
 
Scientific Review Staff
 
W. Ernest Lyons, Ph.D. Chief, Scientific Review Branch NSC 301-496-9223
William C Benzing, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
Birgit Neuhuber, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
Shantadurga Rajaram, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
Raul Saavedra, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
Joel Saydoff, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
Natalia Strunnikova, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
Elizabeth Webber, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer NSC 301-496-9223
 
Grants Management
 
Tijuanna Decoster, Ph. D. Chief, Grants Management Branch NSC 301-496-9231
 
Administrative Services
 
Lisa Joliet Chief, Administrative Services Branch NSC 301-496-6731
 
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 Director NSC 301-496-9135
Claudia Moy, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9135
Patricia Walicke, M.D., Ph. D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9135
Guadalup Aquino, B.A. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC 301-496-9135
Robin Conwit, M.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9135
Janice Cordell, R.N., M.P.H. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC 301-496-9135
Peter Gilbert, Sc.M. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC 301-496-9135
Deborah Hirtz, M.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9135
Scott Janis, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9135
Joanne Odenkirchen, M.P.H. Clinical Research Project Manager NSC 301-496-9135
A. Louise Ritz, M.B.A Clinical Research Program Manager NSC 301-496-9135
Joanna Vivalda, RN, MBS Clinical Trials Specialist NSC 301-496-9135
Salina Waddy, M.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-9135
 
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 Research NSC 301-496-1779
Chris Boshoff, Ph.D. Program Manager NSC 301-496-1779
Charles Cywin, Ph.D. Project Manager NSC 301-496-1779
Stephanie Fertig, M.B.A. Research Project Manager NSC 301-496-1779
David A. Jett, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1779
John Kehne, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1779
Brian Klein, Ph.D. Program Manager NSC 301-496-1779
Pascal Laeng, Ph.D. Program Manager NSC 301-496-1779
Linda McGavern, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1779
Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1779
Shamsi Raeissi, Ph.D. Program Manager NSC 301-496-1779
Amir Tamiz, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1779
Hao Wang, Ph.D. Program Director NSC 301-496-1779
Dave Yeung, Ph.D. Project Manager NSC 301-496-1779
 
 
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Last updated August 27, 2015