Annette Gilchrist, Ph.D.

Job Title
Program Officer
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Division of Translational Research
Cluster, Section, or Program
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)
Areas of Interest

G Protein Coupled Receptor, G proteins, drug discovery, signal transduction, high throughput screening, functional/cell-based screening assays, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics

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Dr. Gilchrist joined NINDS in 2022 where she oversees a portfolio of small business innovative research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) projects. Prior to NINDS, Dr. Gilchrist was an Associate Professor at Midwestern University, where she taught pharmacogenomics and medicinal chemistry of anticancer drugs.  She co-founded MyGenomeRx, a company that uses the results of at-home genetic tests to identify potential drug-gene interactions. She also co-founded Cue Biotech and Caden Biosciences, companies based on a novel approach to identifying compounds based on their ability to alter the interface between G protein coupled receptors and G proteins. This approach resulted from her postdoctoral work at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois - Chicago and has had multiple patents issued. Dr. Gilchrist received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma, her M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut, and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut Health Center in Immunology where she worked on the tyrosine phosphatase PTP1C.