Translational Research

Welcome to the NINDS Division of Translational Research (DTR). Our mission is to accelerate the preclinical discovery and development of new therapeutic interventions for neurological disorders. To facilitate this process, DTR offers a variety of funding opportunities and programs.

Researchers looking for funding should refer to our section on Funding and Programs for Researchers, which shows programs based on the type of therapeutic approach and stage of project they support.

Investigators and potential investors interested in our active grant portfolio or in partnering should refer to Active Projects for Partnering. Are you new to translational research? If so, click on the decision tree for therapeutic development to explore funding opportunity pathways.

Funding and Programs for Researchers

Active Projects for Partnering

Grantee Success Stories


Division of Translational Research Program Staff

Amir Tamiz, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Translational Research

Karrah Benson, B.S.
Program Coordinator
Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP)

Chris Boshoff, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manager
Cooperative Program in Translational Research and CREATE Bio

Charles Cywin, Ph.D.
Project Manager
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network

Stephanie Fertig, MBA
Director, Small Business Programs
Small Business (SBIR, STTR) and CREATE Devices

Mohamed Hachicha, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manager
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network

David Jett, Ph.D.
Program Director
Countermeasures (CounterACT) Programs, Neurotoxicology, Roadmap Molecular Libraries

John Kehne, Ph.D.
Program Director
Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP)

Brian Klein, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP)

Pascal Laeng, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manager
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network

Linda McGavern, Ph.D.
Project Manager
Cooperative Program in Translational Research and CREATE Bio

Oreisa O’Neil, MPH
Health Program Specialist
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network

Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D.
Program Director
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Program, IGNITE Program

Shalini Sharma, MSB
Health Program Specialist
Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP)
Small Business Programs (SBIR, STTR)

Shardell Spriggs, Ph.D.
Health Program Specialist
Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Programs

Shamsi Raeissi, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manager
Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP)

Ranga Rangarajan, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Program

Christina Vert, M.S.
Health Program Specialist
Cooperative Program in Translational Research and CREATE Bio

David Yeung, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manager
Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Programs