Ling Wong, Ph.D.

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Chief of Staff
Immediate Office of the Director (DoN)
Division of Neuroscience
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Dr. Ling Wong is the Chief of Staff for the Division of Neuroscience (DON). She facilitates staffing and workforce programs, improves processes and communications in DON and across Divisions and offices, helps with outreach and partnering with other ICs, and leads DON-relevant scientific portfolio analysis projects.
She first joined NINDS in 2015 as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Science Policy and Planning. From 2016-2020 she served as a Health Program Specialist in the Neurogenetics Cluster of DON, where she coordinated pre- and post-Council processes, planned workshops, conducted portfolio analyses, interfaced with other ICs and external partners, and helped develop initiatives.
Dr. Wong completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. She earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. from Brown University in Human Biology - Brain & Behavior.