Board of Scientific Counselors
The Board of Scientific Counselors provides scientific oversight for the NIMH Intramural Research Program. They conduct regular reviews of NIMH laboratories to evaluate the quality of ongoing and proposed research activities. For an overview of the NIH Review Process, see this step-by-step guide .
Edwin Abel, Ph.D., Chair
Brush Family Professor of Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Joseph Thomas Coyle, B.A., M.D.
Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
McLean Hospital/Harvard University Medical School
Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D.
Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Brain and Cognitive Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sarah Lisanby, M.D.
Lawrence C. Katz Professor of Psychiatry
and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Beatriz Luna, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Peter R. MacLeish, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Neuroscience Institute
Morehouse University School of Medicine
Tirin Moore, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
and Professor, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of California-San Francisco
Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D.
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair
University of Minnesota Medical School
David Van Essen, Ph.D.
Alumni Endowed Professor of Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine