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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 questions about the Board, please contact Jennifer E. Mehren, Ph.D. at 301-451-3810. 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
Biography

Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University
Biography

Joseph Thomas Coyle, B.A., M.D.
Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
McLean Hospital/Harvard University Medical School
Biography

Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D.
Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Brain and Cognitive Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biography

Sarah Lisanby, M.D.
Lawrence C. Katz Professor of Psychiatry
and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Duke University
Biography

Beatriz Luna, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Biography

Peter R. MacLeish, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Neuroscience Institute
Morehouse University School of Medicine
Biography

Tirin Moore, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Investigator and Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biography

Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
and Professor, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Emory University
Biography

Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of California-San Francisco
Biography

Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D.
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair
University of Minnesota Medical School
Biography

David Van Essen, Ph.D.
Alumni Endowed Professor of Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Biography