Karen David

Karen David, Ph.D.

Program Director, BRAIN Initiative

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Areas of Interest:
NIH BRAIN Initiative, Circuits, Integrated Approaches

Karen David currently oversees the Circuits and Integrated Approaches portfolio of the BRAIN initiative. She joined the Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience cluster in 2013. Over the years, she has served the BRAIN Initiative in various capacities, including as Project Officer, Scientific Review Officer, and Program Analyst to her current role as Program Director. Karen has also worked on various special projects including coordinating the review activities of the Biospecimen Repository Acquisition Committee (BRAC) for the Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program. Before joining extramural research, Karen did her postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She earned a B.S. from the University of the Philippines and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.