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Neuroscience Research Funding Contacts in the Federal Government

Neuroscience Research Funding Contacts in the Federal Government 2017

An informal compendium of names and contact information for over 400 research grant and scientific review officers in 35 organizational units
Volume 26
March 2017
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NIH Nearly Doubles Investment in BRAIN Initiative Research
Many new projects explore human brain activity

October 13, 2016

The National Institutes of Health announced its third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing NIH’s total fiscal year 2016 investment to just over $150 million.

“In only three years we’ve already seen exciting new advances in neuroscience research come out of the BRAIN Initiative,” said Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., director of NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Over one hundred new awards, totaling more than $70 million, will go to over 170 investigators working at 60 institutions. These awards expand NIH’s efforts to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action. Projects include proposals to develop computer programs that may help researchers detect and diagnose autism and Alzheimer’s disease from brain scans, build a cap that uses ultrasound waves to precisely stimulate brain cells, create a “neural dust” system made of tiny electric sensors for wirelessly recording brain activity, improve current rehabilitation technologies for helping the lives of stroke patients, and study how the brain reads and speaks.

“This year, more projects will be based, at least in part, on data from humans,” added Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health. “Some of these projects are aimed at fine-tuning brain stimulation and other promising technologies for the treatment of mental illnesses.”

In 2013, President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative as a large-scale effort to equip researchers with fundamental insights necessary for treating a wide variety of brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. These new tools and this deeper understanding will ultimately catalyze new treatments and cures for devastating brain disorders and diseases that are estimated by the World Health Organization to affect more than one billion people worldwide.

For a list of the new grants and more information about the BRAIN Initiative, please visit: www.braininitiative.nih.gov.

 

Table of Contents
Acronym Institute URL Page Number
Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov 1
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov 3
NEI National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov 5
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse http://www.drugabuse.gov 5
NIA National Institute on Aging http://www.nia.nih.gov 8
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute http://www.genome.gov 8
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism http://www.niaaa.nih.gov 9
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov 9
NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering http://www.nibib.nih.gov 9
NICHD Eunice K. Shriver National Inst. of Child Health & Human Development http://www.nichd.nih.gov 10
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research http://www.nidcr.nih.gov 11
NINR National Institute of Nursing Research http://www.ninr.nih.gov 11
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences http://www.nigms.nih.gov 12
NHLBI National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov 12
NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov 12
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences http://www.niehs.nih.gov 13
NCCIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health http://www.nccih.nih.gov 13
FIC Fogarty International Center http://www.fic.nih.gov 13
NIMHD National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities http://www.nimhd.nih.gov 13
Independent Agency
NSF National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov 14
Department of Defense Neuroscience Funding Organizations
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/afosr/ 14
ARO Army Research Office http://www.aro.army.mil 14
ARI Army Research Institute http://www.ari.army.mil 15
ARL Army Research Laboratory http://www.arl.army.mil 15
ONR Office of Naval Research http://www.onr.navy.mil 15
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency http://www.darpa.mil 15
IARPA Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity http://www.iarpa.gov 15
Private Foundations
The Burroughs-Wellcome, Dana, Hughes, Kavli, Keck, Moore and Swartz Foundations 16
The Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health
CSR Scientific Review Officers of Integrated Review Groups http://public.csr.nih.gov/studysections 17
National Institutes of Health Grant Tutorial Websites
TUTORIALS Information, Tips, Requirements and Submission Information for Research and SBIR applications 19
Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Officers at the National Institutes of Health
TRAINING Training Contacts at the NIH http://grants.nih.gov/training/joint_predoc/jointpredoc.htm 20
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

The Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Linda S. Brady, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 443-3563 lbrady@mail.nih.gov
Susan E. Koester, Ph.D. Deputy Division Director (301) 443-3563 koesters@mail.nih.gov
Margaret C. Grabb, Ph.D. SBIR and STTR Programs (301) 443-3563 mgrabb@mail.nih.gov
Enrique L. Michelotti, Ph.D. Medical Chemistry; Blueprint Neurotherapeutics (301) 443-5415 michelottiel@mail.nih.gov
Yong Yao, Ph.D. Assay Development, NIH Common Fund Single Cell Analysis,
Illuminating the Druggable Genome
(301) 443-6102 yyao@mail.nih.gov

Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Aleksandra Vicentic, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Reg & Sys Neuroscience (301) 443-1576 vicentica@mail.nih.gov
Michele Ferrante, Ph.D. Theoretical & Computational Neurosci (301) 443-1576   michele.ferrante@nih.gov
Bettina Buhring, Ph.D. Substrates of Memory and Learning (301) 443-1576 bettina.buhring@nih.gov
Andrew F. Rossi, Ph.D. Executive Functions (301) 443-1576 rossia@mail.nih.gov
Janine M. Simmons, M.D., Ph.D. Affect, Social Behav & Social Cognition (301) 443-1576 simmonsj@mail.nih.gov

Molecular, Cellular and Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lois M. Winsky, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Psychopharmacology (301) 443-5288 lwinsky@mail.nih.gov
Chiiko Asanuma, Ph.D. Signal Transduction (301) 443-5288 casanuma@mail.nih.gov
Andrea C. Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D. Functional Neurogenomics (301) 443-5288 amitchen@mail.nih.gov
Linda S. Brady, Ph.D. Drug Discovery & Clinical Therapeutics (301) 443-3563 lbrady@mail.nih.gov
Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D. Neuroendocrinology & Neuroimmunology (301) 443-3107 ndesmond@mail.nih.gov
Jamie D. Driscoll, B.A. Molecular Pharmacology (301) 443-5288 jdrisco1@mail.nih.gov
Laurie S. Nadler, Ph.D. Neuropharmacology (301) 443-5288 lnadler@mail.nih.gov
David M. Panchision, Ph.D. Developmental Neurobiology (301) 443-5288 panchisiond@mail.nih.gov

Genomics Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Anjené M. Addington, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Genetic Basis of Mental Disorders, and Genetics & Genomics Research Prgms (301) 443-9869 anjene.addington@nih.gov
Susan E. Koester, Ph.D. Deputy Division Director (301) 443-3563 koesters@mail.nih.gov
Geetha Senthil, Ph.D. Translational Genomics Program (301) 443-9869 senthilgs@mail.nih.gov

Office of Research Training and Career Development

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D. Office Director (301) 443-3107 ndesmond@mail.nih.gov
Jamie D. Driscoll, B.A. Career & Individual Fellowship Awards (301) 443-5288 jdrisco1@mail.nih.gov
Ashlee Van’t Veer, Ph.D. Career & Individual Fellowship Awards (301) 443-3107 ashlee.van’tveer@nih.gov

Division of Translational Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. Director (301) 443-3673 sarah.lisanby@nih.gov
Kathleen C. Anderson, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 443-5944 kanders1@mail.nih.gov

Traumatic Stress Disorders Research Program

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Farris K. Tuma, Sc.D Program Chief (301) 443-9231 ftuma@mail.nih.gov
Susan E. Borja, Ph.D. Dimensional Measurement & Intervention (301) 443-1252 susan.borja@nih.gov
Ann Wagner, Ph.D. Child Traumatic Stress Research Prgm (301) 443-5944 awagner@mail.nih.gov

Geriatrics and Aging Processes Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
George T. Niederehe, Ph.D.

Branch Chief; Behavioral Science of
Mental Disorders and Aging Prgm; Psychosocial Intervention and Aging Research Prgm

(301) 443-1369 gniedere@nih.gov
Jovier D. Evans, Ph.D.

Neuroscience of Mental Disorders and
Aging Prgm; Pharmacologic and Somatic Intervention and Aging Research Prgm

(301) 443-6328 jevans1@mail.nih.gov

Adult Pathophysiology and Biological Interventions Development Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Steven J. Zalcman, M.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-1692 szalcman@mail.nih.gov
Mi S. Hillefors, M.D., Ph.D. Translational Therapeutics Prgm (301) 443-1692 mi.hillefors@nih.gov
Douglas L. Meinecke, Ph.D.

Molecular & Cellular Pathophysiology Prgm;
Central-Peripheral Interactions Pathophysiology Program

(301) 443-1692 dmeineck@mail.nih.gov
Judith M. Rumsey, Ph.D. Brain Circuitry & Dynamics Prgm (301) 443-9264 jrumsey@mail.nih.gov
David McMullen, M.D. Neuromodulation & Neurostimulation Prgm    

Adult Psychopathology and Psychosocial Intervention Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Sarah E. Morris, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief; Anxiety Disorders Research Prgm; Psychotic Disorders Research Prgm; Mood and Arousal/Regulatory Disorders Research Prgm (301) 443-9233 sarah.morris@nih.gov
Mark R. Chavez, Ph.D. Eating Disorders Research Prgm (301) 443-8942 mchavez1@mail.nih.gov
Michele Ferrante, Ph.D. Computational Psychiatry Program (301) 443-1576 michele.ferrante@nih.gov

Biomarker and Intervention Development for Childhood-Onset Mental Disorders Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ann E. Wagner, Ph.D.

Branch Chief; Novel Strategies for Early & Preventive Interventions

(301) 443-5944 awagner@mail.nih.gov
Frank R. Avenilla, Ph.D. Research Prgm on Autism Spectrum Dis (301) 443-3830 avenillaf@mail.nih.gov
Marjorie A. Garvey, MB, BCh.

Novel Strategies for Treatment of Developmental Psychopathology

(301) 443-4491 garveym@mail.nih.gov
Lisa Gilotty, Ph.D. Research Prgm on Autism Spectrum Dis (301) 443-3825 gilottyl@mail.nih.gov
Margaret C. Grabb, Ph.D.

Novel Pharmacologic and Device-based Intervention Program for Pediatrics; SBIR &STTR Programs

(301) 443-3563 mgrabb@mail.nih.gov

Developmental Mechanisms and Trajectories of Psychopathology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Julia L. Zehr, Ph.D.

Acting Branch Chief; Anxiety and Related Disorders of Behavioral Dysregulation; Integrative studies of Neurobehavioral Trajectories; Depression and Suicide Related Behaviors; Mood Lability and Affective Dysregulation

(301) 443-5944 zehrj@mail.nih.gov
Stacia R. Friedman-Hill, Ph.D.

Risk and Early Onset of Psychosis Spectrum Disorders; Attention Deficit, Disruptive Behaviors, and Disorders of Behavioral Dysregulation

(301) 443-5944 friedmans@mail.nih.gov

Research Training and Career Development Program

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Mark R. Chavez, Ph.D. Associate Director, Adult (301) 443-8942 mchavez1@mail.nih.gov
Christopher S. Sarampote, Ph.D. Associate Director, Development (301) 443-1959 csarampo@mail.nih.gov
Michele Pearson Program Specialist (301) 443-9263 pearsonmi@mail.nih.gov

Office of Genomics Research Coordination

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Thomas Lehner, Ph.D. Office Director (301) 443-9869 tlehner@mail.nih.gov
Anjené M. Addington, Ph.D. Program Officer (301) 443-9869 anjene.addington@nih.gov
Geetha Senthil, Ph.D. Program Officer (301) 443-9869 senthilgs@mail.nih.gov

Office of Technology Development and Coordination

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Gregory K. Farber, Ph.D. Office Director (301) 435-0778 farberg@mail.nih.gov
Michelle P. Freund, Ph.D. Neurotechnology & Molec Biotechnology (301) 443-1815 freundm@mail.nih.gov
Fred Friedman, Ph.D. Health Science Administrator (301) 443-4028 ffriedma@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)

The Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Division of Extramural Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D. Associate Director (301) 496-9248 finkelsr@ninds.nih.gov
David F. Owens, Ph.D. Acting Deputy Director (301) 496-1447 owensd@ninds.nih.gov

Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Miriam Leenders, Ph.D. Epilepsy (301) 496-1917 leenderm@ninds.nih.gov
Shai D. Silberberg, Ph.D. Ion Channel Physiology and Biophysics (301) 496-1917 silberbs@ninds.nih.gov
Randall R. Stewart, Ph.D. Channels, Synapses and Circuits (301) 496-1917 stewartr@ninds.nih.gov
Edmund (Ned) Talley, Ph.D. BRAIN Initiative (301) 496-1917 edmund.talley@nih.gov
Vicky R. Whittemore, Ph.D. Epilepsy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (301) 496-1917 whittemorevr@mail.nih.gov

Neural Environment Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Francesca Bosetti, Ph.D. Ischemic Stroke, Blood-Brain Barrier (301) 496-1431 francesca.bosetti@nih.gov
Jane W. Fountain, Ph.D. Brain Tumors (301) 496-1431 fountai@ninds.nih.gov
James I. Koenig, Ph.D. Hemorrhagic Stroke, Pediatric Hypox/Isch. (301) 496-1431 jim.koenig@ninds.nih.gov
Ursula Utz, Ph.D. Multiple Sclerosis (301) 496-1431 utzu@ninds.nih.gov
May Tze Wong, Ph.D. NeuroAIDS, Prions, Neurovirology (301) 496-1431 wongm@mail.nih.gov

Neurodegeneration Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Roderick A. Corriveau, Ph.D. Alzheimer’s Disease; Vascular Dementia (301) 496-5680 corriveaura@ninds.nih.gov
Amelie K. Gubitz, Ph.D. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Kennedy’s Disease (301) 496-5680 gubitza@ninds.nih.gov
Daniel Miller, Ph.D. Huntington’s Disease; Neuromuscular Junction Biology (301) 496-5680 daniel.miller@nih.gov
Beth-Anne Sieber, Ph.D. Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia (301) 496-5680 sieberb@ninds.nih.gov
Margaret L. Sutherland, Ph.D. Huntington’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (301) 496-5680 sutherlandm@ninds.nih.gov

Neurogenetics Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Katrina A. Gwinn, M.D. Neurogenetics, Neurodegeneration (301) 496-5745 gwinnk@mail.nih.gov
Laura A. Mamounas, Ph.D. Neurotroph Fctrs, Neurodevelop Dsrdrs (301) 496-5745 mamounas@ninds.nih.gov
Jill A. Morris, Ph.D. Glial Biology, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Leukodystrophies and NF (301) 496-5745 jill.morris@nih.gov
Glen H. Nuckolls, Ph.D. Neuromuscular, Dystrophies, SMA (301) 496-5747 glen.nuckolls@nih.gov
Robert D. Riddle, Ph.D. Neural Development, Animal Models (301) 496-5745 riddler@ninds.nih.gov

Repair and Plasticity Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Felipe Aguel, Ph.D. Translational Bioengineering (301) 496-1447 felipe.aguel@nih.gov
Patrick S. Bellgowan, Ph.D. Traumatic Brain Injury. neuroimaging (301) 496-1447 patrick.frostbellgowan@nih.gov
Lyn B. Jakeman, Ph.D. Spinal Cord & PNS Injury & Regeneration (301) 496-1447 lyn.jakeman@nih.gov
Nick B. Langhals, PhD. Neural Engineering & Neural Interfaces (301) 496-1447 nick.langhals@nih.gov
Timothy M. Lavaute, Ph.D. Stem Cells; Neurogenesis (301) 496-3765 lavautetm@mail.nih.gov

Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Debra J. Babcock, M.D., Ph.D. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (301) 496-9964 dbabcock@mail.nih.gov
Daofen Chen, Ph.D. Sensory-Motor Integration, Rehabilitation (301) 496-6858 chend@ninds.nih.gov
James W. Gnadt, Ph.D. Systems and Computational Neurosci (301) 496-9964 gnadtjw@mail.nih.gov
Yejun (Janet) He, Ph.D. Sleep, Circadian Rhythms (301) 496-9964 hey@ninds.nih.gov
Michael L. Oshinsky, Ph.D.

Central Mechanisms of Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Migraine

(301) 496-9964 michael.oshinsky@nih.gov

Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D. Office Chief (301) 496-4188 korns@ninds.nih.gov
Michelle D. Jones-London, Ph.D. Diversity Training Programs (301) 496-4188 jonesmiche@ninds.nih.gov

Office of International Activities

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Claudia S. Moy, Ph.D. Acting Director (301) 496-9135 moyc@ninds.nih.gov

Office of Clinical Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Clinton Wright, M.D. Associate Director (301) 496-9135  
Robin A. Conwit, M.D. Med Officer, Clin Neurophys & Elect (301) 496-1328 conwitr@ninds.nih.gov
Janice R. Cordell, R.N., M.P.H. Clin Res Proj Mgr (301) 451-4299 cordellj@ninds.nih.gov
Peter R. Gilbert, Sc.M. Clin Res Proj Mgr (301) 496-0870 gilbertp@ninds.nih.gov
Adam Hartman, M.D. Child Neurology, epilepsy (301) 594-3441 hartmanad@ninds.nih.gov
L. Scott Janis, Ph.D. Stroke, Clinical Trials (301) 496-9135 janiss@ninds.nih.gov
Codrin Lungu, M.D. Movement Disorders (301) 496-9135 lunguci@ninds.nih.gov
Claudia S. Moy, Ph.D. Epidemiology, Stroke (301) 496-9135 moyc@ninds.nih.gov
Joanna Vivalda, R.N.. Clinical Trials Specialist (301) 496-3104 Joanna.Vivalda@nih.gov
Guadalupe Aquino Clin Res Proj Mgr (301) 443-5576 aquinogv@ninds.nih.gov
Salina P. Waddy, M.D. Health Disparities, Stroke, Neurogenetics (301) 496-3102 waddysp@mail.nih.gov

Office of Translational Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Alan L. Willard, Ph.D. Acting Director (301) 496-1779 alanw@ninds.nih.gov
Chris H. Boshoff, Ph.D. CREATE Bio (301) 496-1779 christoffel.boshoff@nih.gov
Charles L. Cywin, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherap (301) 496-1779 cywincl@mail.nih.gov
Stephanie J. Fertig, M.B.A. Small Business (SBIR, STTR) (301) 496-1779 fertigs@ninds.nih.gov
Mohamed Hachicha, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics (301) 496-1779 mohamed.hachicha@nih.gov
David A. Jett, Ph.D. CounterACT Pgm; Neurotoxicology (301) 496-6035 jettd@ninds.nih.gov
John H. Kehne, Ph.D. Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (301) 496-1779 john.kehne@nih.gov
Brian D. Klein, Ph.D. Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (301) 496-1779 brian.klein@nih.gov
Pascal A. Laeng, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics (301) 496-1779 pascal.laeng@nih.gov
Linda M. McGavern, Ph.D. CREATE Bio (301) 496-1779 mcgavernlm@ninds.nih.gov
Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics; IGNITE (301) 496-1779 mary.pelleymounter@nih.gov
Shamsi Raeissi, Ph.D. Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (301) 496-1779 shamsi.raeissi@nih.gov
Nagarajan Rangarajan, Ph.D.. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics; (301) 496-1779 nagarajan.rangarajan@nih.gov
Amir P. Tamiz, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics; IGNITE (301) 496-1779 amir.tamiz@nih.gov
David T. Yeung, Ph.D. CounterACT Program

(301) 496-7534

dy70v@nih.gov
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NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)

5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD 20892-9300
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Michael A. Steinmetz, Ph.D. Dir, Div Extramural Research (301) 451-2020 steinmem@nei.nih.gov
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D. Training and Special Programs (301) 451-2020 agarwalnee@nei.nih.gov
Houman H. Araj, Ph.D.

Dir. Oculomotor Systems; Strabismus & Amblyopia; Ocular Pain

(301) 451-2020 arajh@nei.nih.gov
Sangeeta Bhargava, Ph.D Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 sangeeta.bhargava@nih.hhs.gov
Donald F. Everett, M.A. Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 dfe@nei.nih.gov
Martha C. Flanders, Ph.D.    Central Visual Processing (301) 451-2020 flandersmc@nei.nih.gov
Thomas N. Greenwell, Ph.D. Retinal Neuroscience (301) 451-2020 greenwellt@mail.nih.gov
Ellen S. Liberman, Ph.D. Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathies (301) 451-2020 esl@nei.nih.gov
George A. McKie, D.V.M., Ph.D. Ocular Immunology, Inflammation and Infection, Corneal Diseases (301) 451-2020 mckiegeo@mail.nih.gov
Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D. Fundamental Retinal Processes (301) 451-2020 lneuhold@nei.nih.gov
Maryann Redford, D.D.S. Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 redfordm@mail.nih.gov
Eleanor B. Schron, Ph.D. Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 schrone@mail.nih.gov
Grace L. Shen, Ph.D. Retinal Diseases (301) 451-2020 sheng@nei.nih.gov
Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D. Perception & Psychophysics
and Low Vision and Blindness Rehab
and Myopia & Refractive Errors
(301) 451-2020 wiggsc@nei.nih.gov
Jerome R. Wujek, Ph.D. SBIR and Research Resources (301) 451-2020 wujekjer@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)

6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Office of the Director

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Joseph Frascella, Ph.D. Senior Scientific Advisor (301) 443-6480 jfrascel@nida.nih.gov

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
A. Roger Little, Ph.D. Acting Division Director (301) 443-1887 alittle@nida.nih.gov
John S. Satterlee, Ph.D. Acting Deputy Director (301) 435-1020 satterleej@nida.nih.gov
Steven J. Grant, Ph.D. Coordinator for Translation (301) 443-4877 sgrant@nida.nih.gov
Beth G. Babecki, M.A. Training and Research Education (301) 435-0899 bbabecki@nida.nih.gov

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Minda R. Lynch, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Learning & Motivation (301) 435-1322 mlynch1@nida.nih.gov
Shelley (Zu-In) Su, Ph.D. Central Reward, Operant Behavior (301) 402-3869 shelley.su@nih.gov
Susan F. Volman, Ph.D. Neural Systems, Comorbidity, Plasticity (301) 435-1315 svolman@mail.nih.gov
Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D. Women & Sex/Gndr Diffs, Res Coord (301) 435-1319 cwetheri@nida.nih.gov
Mary A. Kautz, Ph.D. Behavioral Pharmacology, Nicotine (301) 443-6173 kautzm@mail.nih.gov

Chemistry and Pharmacology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Rao S. Rapaka, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-1887 rrapaka@nida.nih.gov
Kristopher J. Bough, Ph.D. Discovery, Biomarkers, SBIR Program (301) 443-9800 boughk@mail.nih.gov
Paul S. Hillery, Ph.D. Chemistry (301) 443-1887 phillery@nida.nih.gov

Genetics, Epigenetics and Development Neuroscience Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Human Molec. Genetics (301) 435-1309 jpollock@nida.nih.gov
Da-Yu Wu, Ph.D. Developmental Neuroscience (301) 443-1887 wudy@mail.nih.gov
Amy Lossie, Ph.D. Somatic Mutations, Transposons, Bioinformatics (301) 827-6092 lossieac@nida.nih.gov

Integrative Neuroscience Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Roger G. Sorensen, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Neuronal Excitability, Glia (301) 443-3205 rsorense@nida.nih.gov
Woody (Yu) Lin, Ph.D. Cog Neurosci, NeuroAIDS, Human Pain (301) 435-1318 ylin1@mail.nih.gov
Vani Pariyadath, Ph.D. Cognition, Neuroimaging (301) 443-3209 vani.pariyadath@nih.gov
Vishnudtt Purohit, D.V.M., Ph.D. Perinatal Effects, Immunology, HIV, Pain (301) 594-5753 vpurohit@nida.nih.gov

Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Carlos Blanco, M.D. Director (301) 443-6504 carlos.blanco2@nih.gov
Kevin Conway, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 443-6504 kconway@nida.nih.gov
Meyer Glantz, Ph.D. Associate Director (301) 402-1503 mglantz@nida.nih.gov
Cheryl Anne Boyce, Ph.D. Child and Adolescent Development (301) 435-1070 cboyce@nida.nih.gov

Prevention Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Bethany Deeds, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief (301) 443-6504 deedsb@nida.nih.gov
Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D. Deputy Branch Chief (301) 443-8892 lloydj2@nida.nih.gov
Karen Y. Sirocco, Ph.D. Developmental Neuropsychology (301) 451-8661 siroccok@mail.nih.gov

Services Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Dionne Jones, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief (301) 402-1984 djones1@nida.nih.gov
Sarah Duffy, Ph.D. Economics of Substance Abuse Treatment (301) 451-4998 duffys@nida.nih.gov
Samia D. Noursi, Ph.D. Women & Sex/Gndr Diffs Res (301) 594-5622 snoursi@mail.nih.gov
David A. Thomas, Ph.D. Pain, Opioids, and Prescription Drug Abuse  (301) 435-1313 dthomas1@nida.nih.gov

Epidemiology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Marsha Lopez, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 402-1846 lopezma@nida.nih.gov
Harold W. Gordon, Ph.D. Bioetiology, Genetics, Individual Diff (301) 443-4877 hg23r@nih.gov
Naimah Weinberg, M.D. Psychiatric, Genetic and Maltreatment Risk Factors (301) 402-1908 nweinber@nida.nih.gov

Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Phil Skolnick, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 443-6173 pskolnick@nida.nih.gov
Ivan D. Montoya, M.D. Deputy Division Director (301) 443-6173 imontoya@nih.gov
David J. McCann, Ph.D. Associate Division Director (301) 443-6173 dmccann@nih.gov

Chemistry and Pharmaceutics Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nora N. Chiang, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-5280 nchiang@nida.nih.gov
Rik H. Kline, Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry & Molec Models (301) 827-5243 rkline@nida.nih.gov
Moo Kwang Park, Ph.D. Analytical Chem, Pharm & Clin Supply (301) 827-5937 mpark@nida.nih.gov
Ming L. Shih, Ph.D. Medicinal & Analytical Chemistry (301) 827-5946 mshih@mail.nih.gov

Clinical Research Grants Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Kevin M. Walton, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 827-5980 kevin.walton@nih.gov
Will M. Aklin, Ph.D. Neurobio Targets of Tx/Cog remediation (301) 827-5909 aklinwm@nida.nih.gov
Ann Anderson, M.P.H, M.D. Medical Officer (301) 827-5916 aanderso@nida.nih.gov
Aidan J. Hampson, Ph.D. Drug Dev, Clinical Trials, Biomarkers (301) 827-5925 hampsona@mail.nih.gov

Medications Discovery and Toxicology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jane B. Acri, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 827-5907 jacri@nida.nih.gov
Nathan M. Appel, Ph.D. Toxicology and Drug Development (301) 827-5918 nappel@nida.nih.gov
Naresh Chand, Ph.D. Toxicology and Drug Development (301) 827-5919 nchand@mail.nih.gov
Hirsch D. Davis, M.A. Addiction Treatment Discovery (301) 827-5921 hdavis@nida.nih.gov
Carol B. Hubner, Ph.D. Addiction Treatment Discovery (301) 827-5926 chubner@nida.nih.gov
David A. White, Ph.D. Addiction Treatment Discovery (301) 827-5981 whitedav@nida.nih.gov

Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jagjitsingh H. Khalsa, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 827-5928 jk98p@nih.gov
Guifang Lao, M.D., Ph.D. Biomarkers and Non-invasive Technol (301) 827-5931 laog@nida.nih.gov

Division of Extramural Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Susan R.B. Weiss Division Director (301) 443-6480 sweiss@nida.nih.gov
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D. Research Training Officer (301) 402-1918 ghimm@mail.nih.gov
Cathrine A. Sasek, Ph.D. Loan Repayment Program & Summer Research R25 Programs (301) 443-6071 csasek@nida.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)

Gateway Building, Room 350
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892

Division of Neuroscience

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Eliezer Masliah, M.D. Division Director (301) 496-9350 eliezer.masliah@nih.gov
Creighton H. Phelps, Ph.D. Deputy Director, and AD Centers (301) 496-9350 phelpsc@nia.nih.gov

Neurobiology of Aging Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Bradley C. Wise, Ph.D. Br Chief, Fund Neurosci: Degeneration, Neuroplasticity, & Bioenergetics (301) 496-9350 wiseb@nia.nih.gov
Miroslaw Mackiewicz, Ph.D. Integ Neurobiol; Sleep & Biol Rhythm (301) 496-9350 mackiewiczm@mail.nih.gov
J. Austin Yang, Ph.D. Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (301) 496-9350 austin.yang@nih.gov

Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience of Aging Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Molly V. Wagster, Ph.D. Br Chief, Cog Nsci/Affect Nsci/Aging, Neuropsych, Delirium (301) 496-9350 wagsterm@nia.nih.gov
Coryse St. Hillaire-Clark, Ph.D. Dir., Sensory/Motor Disorders of Aging (301) 496-9350 sthillaireclacn@mail.nih.gov

Dementias of Aging Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Laurie M. Ryan, Ph.D. Branch Chief, and AD Clinical Trials (301) 496-9350 ryanl@mail.nih.gov
Dallas W. Anderson, Ph.D. Pop Studies/Epidemiology of AD (301) 496-9350 andersda@nia.nih.gov
John K. Hsiao, M.D. Diagnosis, AD Neuroimaging Initiative (301) 496-9350 hsiaoj@mail.nih.gov
Marilyn M. Miller, Ph.D. Genetics/Epigenetics (301) 496-9350 millerm@nia.nih.gov
Suzana S. Petanceska, Ph.D. Systems Biology/Pharmacology (301) 496-9350 petanceskas@nia.nih.gov
Lorenzo M. Refolo, Ph.D. Disc & Pre-clin Dvlpmnt of AD Therapeut (301) 496-9350 refolol@mail.nih.gov
Nina B. Silverberg, Ph.D. Ethics, Cog/Behav/Func Assessment, Technology, Clinical Care (301) 496-9350 silverbergn@mail.nih.gov

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
John G. Haaga, Ph.D.. Division Director (301) 496-3136 haagaj@mail.nih.gov

Individual Behavioral Processes Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
H. Lisbeth Nielsen, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Psychol Dvlp & Integ Sci (301) 402-4156 nielsenli@nia.nih.gov
Melissa S. Gerald, Ph.D. Family & Interpersonal Relationships (301) 402-4156 melissa.gerald@nih.gov
Jonathan W. King, Ph.D. Cog Aging, Interventions, Beh Genetics (301) 402-4156 kingjo@nia.nih.gov>

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NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)

5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ebony B. Bookman, Ph.D. Epidemiology; Population Genomics (919) 541-0367 bookmane@mail.nih.gov
Adam L. Felsenfeld, Ph.D. Large Scale Sequencing (301) 496-7531 felsenfa@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)

5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852-1705)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Antonio B. Noronha, Ph.D. Director, Div Neuroscience & Behavior (301) 443-7722 anoronha@mail.nih.gov
Mark D. Egli, Ph.D. Dep Dir, Div Neuroscience & Behavior (301) 594-6382 megli@mail.nih.gov
Changhai Cui, Ph.D. Molec Neurosci & Signal Transduction (301) 443-1678 changhai.cui@nih.gov
Ivana Grakalic, Ph.D. Learning & Memory, Drug Discrim (301) 443-7600 igrakalic@mail.nih.gov
Lindsey J. Grandison, Ph.D. Neuroendocrinology & Stress (301) 443-0606 lgrandis@mail.nih.gov
Qi-Ying Liu, M.D., M.S. Cellular Neurobiology & Neurocircuitry (301) 443-2678 liuqiy@mail.nih.gov
John A. Matochik, Ph.D. Neuroimaging, Cognition, FAS/FASD (301) 451-7319 jmatochi@mail.nih.gov
Abbas Parsian, Ph.D. Human Genetics & Genomics (301) 443-5733 parsiana@mail.nih.gov
Soundar Regunathan, Ph.D. Neurotoxicology (301) 443-1192 regunathans@mail.nih.gov
Matthew T. Reilly, Ph.D. Molecular Genetics & Proteomics (301) 594-6228 reillymt@mail.nih.gov
Diana A. Urbanas, Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 451-9657 durbanas@mail.nih.gov
Benjamin Xu, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience (301) 443-6545 benxu1@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (NIDCD)

The Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Division of Scientific Programs

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D. Division Director, and Language (301) 496-5061 cooperj@nidcd.nih.gov
Amy M. Donahue, Ph.D. Deputy Director, and Hearing
(Psychophysics, Clinical Intervention & Treatment)
(301) 402-3458 donahuea@nidcd.nih.gov
Janet L. Cyr, Ph.D. Hearing and Balance (PNS), NIHL, ARHL (301) 402-3458 cyrj@nidcd.nih.gov
Nancy L. Freeman, Ph.D. Hearing (Molecular Biology, Dvlpmnt) (301) 402-3458 freemann@mail.nih.gov
Howard J. Hoffman, M.A. Epidemiology & Statistics (301) 402-1843 hoffmanh@nidcd.nih.gov
Roger L. Miller, Ph.D. Neural Prostheses, SBIR/STTR (301) 402-3458 millerr@nidcd.nih.gov
Christopher J. Platt, Ph.D. Hearing and Balance (CNS) (301) 496-1804 plattc@nidcd.nih.gov
Amy Poremba, Ph.D. Hearing and Balance (CNS) (301) 496-1804 porembaa@nidcd.nih.gov
Lana O. Shekim, Ph.D. Voice and Speech (301) 496-5061 shekiml@nidcd.nih.gov
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D. Research Training (301) 496-1804 alberto.rivera-rentas@nih.gov
Susan L. Sullivan, Ph.D. Chemical Senses (Taste & Smell) (301) 402-3464 sullivas@nidcd.nih.gov
Bracie Watson, Ph.D. Hearing (Genetics, Otitis Media) (301) 402-3458 watsonb@nidcd.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING (NIBIB)

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Christine A. Kelley, Ph.D. Acting Assoc. Dir, Extramural Science Prg. (301) 451-4478 kelleyc@mail.nih.gov
Richard A. Baird, Ph.D. Dir, Div Interdisciplinary Training (301) 496-7671 bairdri@mail.nih.gov
Richard S. Conroy, Ph.D. Dir, Div Applied Science & Technology (301) 402-1486 conroyri@mail.nih.gov
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D. Division of Interdisciplinary Training (301) 435-6686 erimz@mail.nih.gov
Rosemarie D. Hunziker, Ph.D. Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Med (301) 451-4778 hunzikerr@mail.nih.gov
Steven H. Krosnick, M.D. mage-Guided Interventions, Surgical Tools (301) 594-3009 krosnics@mail.nih.gov
Guoying Liu, Ph.D. Neuroimaging, MRI, MRS, fMRI (301) 451-4780 liug@mail.nih.gov
Vinay M. Pai, Ph. D. Imaging Informatics (301) 451-4781 paiv@mail.nih.gov
Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D. Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (301) 451-4778 grace.peng@nih.gov
David Rampulla, Ph.D. Drug & Gene Delivery Sys & Devices (301) 451-4774 david.rampulla@nih.gov
Antonio Sastre, Ph.D. Nuclear Med, CT/X-Ray, Electromagnetics, EPR (301) 402-1373 sastrea@mail.nih.gov
Šeila Selimović, Ph.D Tissue Chips & Tissue Preservation Tech (301) 451-4577 seila.selimovic@nih.gov
Behrouz Shabestari, Ph.D.

Optical Imaging & Spectroscopy, CT/X-Ray, Photoacoustic

(301) 451-6771 shabestb@mail.nih.gov
Michael Wolfson, Ph.D. Neuroengineering & SPARC (301) 451-4778 michael.wolfson@nih.gov
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)

6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Child Development and Behavior (CDB) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ruben P. Alvarez, Ed.D Language, Bilingualism, & Biliteracy (301) 435-6863 ruben.alvarez@mail.nih.gov
Lisa S. Freund, Ph.D. Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 435-6879 freundl@mail.nih.gov
Kathy M. Mann Koepke, Ph.D. Math & Science Cognition, Reasoning & Learning Disabilities (301) 435-6855 kmk@nih.gov

Developmental Biology and Structural Variation (DBSV) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Deborah B. Henken, Ph.D. Developmental Neurobiology (301) 496-5541 henkend@mail.nih.gov

Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Charisee A. Lamar, Ph.D. Reproductive Neuroendocrinology (301) 435-6977 lamarc@mail.nih.gov

Gynecologic Health and Disease (GHD) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lisa M. Halvorson, M.D. Neuroendo, & Gyn Pain Syndromes (301) 480-1646 lisa.halvorson@nih.gov

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Alice S. Kau, Ph.D. Autism & Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 496-1383 kaua@mail.nih.gov
Tracy King, M.D.

Down Syndrome, Fragile X & IDD Comorbidities

(301) 402-1822 tracy.king@nih.gov
Danuta M. Krotoski, Ph.D.

Neurodevelopment, Muscular Dystrophy, Metabolic & Mitochondrial Disorders

(301) 496-5576 krotoskd@mail.nih.gov
Melissa A. Parisi, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurogenetics, Newborn Screening, Genetic & Metabolic Syndromes

(301) 435-6880 parisima@mail.nih.gov

Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease (MPID) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Rohan Hazra, M.D. Neurocomplications of Pediatric HIV and other Infectious Diseases (301) 435-6868 hazrar@mail.nih.gov

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation (NCMRR) Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Theresa H. Cruz, Ph.D. Devices & Technology Development (301) 496-9233 cruzth@mail.nih.gov
Susan Marden, Ph.D.

Chronic Symptom Management & Rehabilitation Interventions

(301) 435-7767 mardens@mail.nih.gov
Ralph M. Nitkin, Ph.D. Adaptation & Plasticity (301) 402-4206 nitkinr@mail.nih.gov
Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D. Psychosocial & Environmental Factors (301) 402-4221 quatranol@mail.nih.gov

Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (OPPT) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Zhaoxia Ren, M.D., Ph.D. Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology (301) 402-9340 zren@mail.nih.gov

Pediatric Growth and Nutrition (PGN) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Gilman D. Grave, M.D. Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth (301) 496-5593 graveg@mail.nih.gov

Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness (PTCI) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ruth Brenner, M.D. Pediatric TBI Prevention and Treatment (301) 594-8668 brennerr@exchange.nih.gov
Tammara Jenkins, MSN, RN

Neuroprotection & Hypothermia in Infants

(301) 435-6837 tjenkins@mail.nih.gov
Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D, CAS Pediatric Trauma, Violence & Abuse (301) 496-1514 maholmev@mail.nih.gov
Robert Tamburro, M.D., MSc Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care & Severe TBI (301) 480-2619 robert.tamburro@nih.gov

Pregnancy and Perinatology (PP) Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Rosemary D. Higgins, M.D. Neonatal Hypothermia for Brain Protection (301) 435-7909 higginsr@mail.nih.gov
Tonse N. Raju, M.D., D.C.H. Neonatal CNS Devices & Brain Protection (301) 402-9340 rajut@mail.nih.gov
Marian Willinger, Ph.D. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (301) 496-5575 willingm@mail.nih.gov

Office of Extramural Policy

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D. Extramural Training (301) 451-3371 dtwombly@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)

Democracy I, Rm. 616
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lynn M. King, Ph.D. Training and Career Development (301) 594-5006 lynn.king@nih.gov
Yolanda F. Vallejo-Estrada, Ph.D. Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (301) 594-8926 yolanda.vallejo-estrada@nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH (NINR)

6701 Democracy Blvd, Suite 710
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
David H. Banks, Ph.D. Training (301) 496-9558 banksdh@mail.nih.gov
Augusto "Augie" Diana, Ph.D. Small Business (SBIR/STTR) Technology & Informatics (301) 402-6423 dianaa@mail.nih.gov
Rebecca R. Henry. Ph.D. Wellness & Health: HIV/AIDS, Immune Fx (301) 594-5976 rebecca.henry@nih.gov
Michelle Hamlet, Ph.D.

Symptom Recognition/Assessment, Symptom Clusters

(301) 496-9623  
Karen T. Huss, Ph.D.

Self-Management; Acute Disorders, Rehabilitative Care and Caregiving

(301) 594-5970 hussk@mail.nih.gov
Martha F. Matocha, Ph.D.

Biology of Symptoms, Clinical Research Methods

(301) 594-2775 matocham@mail.nih.gov
Jeri L. Miller, Ph.D. End of Life and Palliative Care (301) 594-6152 jmiller@mail.nih.gov
Mary C. Roary, Ph.D. Wellness & Health: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (301) 594-2154 mary.roary@nih.gov
Lois A. Tully, Ph.D. Symptom Science (Symptom Mgmt, Genetics) (301) 594-5968 tullyla@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)

Natcher Building
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Alison E. Cole, Ph.D. Anesthesiology, Perioperative Pain (301) 594-3827 colea@nigms.nih.gov
Stefan W. Maas, Ph.D. Systems & Integrative Biology Training (301) 594-0943 stefan.maas@nih.gov
Michael A. Sesma, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Training and Career Development Programs;
Neurogenetics & Genetics of Behavior
(301) 594-3900 msesma@mail.nih.gov
Shiva Singh, Ph.D. Undergraduate & Predoctoral Training (301) 594-3900 singhs@nigms.nih.gov
Paul Brazhnik, Ph.D. Bioinformatic & Computational Biology (301) 451-6446 swaina@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)

Two Rockledge Center
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D. Vascular Biology & Hypertension (301) 435-0560 maricc@nhlbi.nih.gov
Thomas L. Croxton, M.D., Ph.D. Airway Biology & Diseases (301) 435-0202 croxtont@nhlbi.nih.gov
Lawrence J. Fine, M.D. Clinical Applications & Prevention (301) 435-0305 finel@nhlbi.nih.gov
Zorina S. Galis, Ph.D. Vascular Biology and Hypertension (301) 435-0560 galiszs@nhlbi.nih.gov
Aaron D. Laposky, Ph.D. Sleep and Neurobiology (301) 435-0199 laposkya@nhlbi.nih.gov
David A. Lathrop, Ph.D. Heart Failure and Arrhythmia (301) 435-0504 lathropd@nhlbi.nih.gov
H. Eser Tolunay, Ph.D. Vascular Biology & Hypertension (301) 435-0560 tolunaye@nhlbi.nih.gov
Michael J. Twery, Ph.D. National Center on Sleep Disorders Res. (301) 435-0199 twerym@nhlbi.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDK)

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 790
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
James F. Hyde, Ph.D. Neurobiology of Obesity/Energy Balance (301) 594-7692 hydej@mail.nih.gov
Luke E. Stoeckel, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience, Obesity/Diabetes (301) 594-8810 luke.stoeckel@nih.gov
Teresa L. Z. Jones, M.D. Diabetic Complications (301) 435-2996 teresa.jones@nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)

Building 3
Post Office Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lisa H. Chadwick, Ph.D. Environmental Epigenetics (919) 491-4702 chadwickl@niehs.nih.gov
Jonathan A. Hollander, Ph.D. Neurobehavioral Toxicology (919) 541-9467 hollanderja@niehs.nih.gov
Michael C. Humble, Ph.D. Fellowships and Training (919) 316-4621 humble@niehs.nih.gov
Cindy P. Lawler, Ph.D. Molecular Neurosciences (919) 316-4671 lawler@niehs.nih.gov
Daniel T. Shaughnessy, Ph.D. SBIR and STTR Programs (919) 541-2506 shaughn1@niehs.nih.gov
Carol A. Shreffler, Ph.D. Training and Career Awards (919) 541-1445 shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH (NCCIH)

6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 435-6826 dshurtle@mail.nih.gov
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Director, Division of Extramural Research (301) 594-1988 edwardse@mail.nih.gov
Partap S. Khalsa, Ph.D.

Deputy Dir, Div of Extramural Research
Central and Peripheral Pain Mechanisms Translational Tools and Clinical Trials

(301) 594-3462 khalsap@mail.nih.gov
Wendy J. Weber, Ph.D.

Branch Chief, Clinical Research on
Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches

(301) 402-1272 weberwj@mail.nih.gov
Wen Chen, Ph.D. Mechanistic and Neuroimaging Studies (301) 451-3989 chenw@mail.nih.gov
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FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)

31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Flora N. Katz, Ph.D. Acting Division Director, and Biodiversity,
Informatics, Global Health
(301) 496-1653 flora.katz@nih.gov
Christine M. Jessup, Ph.D. Environmental Health, Career Dvlpmnt (301) 496-1653 christine.jessup@nih.gov
Marya Levintova, Ph.D.

Tobacco, Behavioral & Social Sci & Trauma

(301) 496-1653 levintovam@mail.nih.gov
Jeanne M. McDermott, Ph.D. HIV/AIDS, Medical Education (301) 496-1653 jeanne.mcdermott@nih.gov
Kathleen M. Michels, Ph.D. Neurosci, Chronic Disorders, Mental Hlth (301) 496-1653 michelsk@mail.nih.gov
Laura K. Povlich, Ph.D. mHealth, eCapacity, Technology (301) 496-1653 laura.povlich@nih.gov
Myat Htoo Razak, M.D., Ph.D. Global Health Fellows, Trauma, Med Ed (301) 496-1653 myathtoo.razak@nih.gov
Barbara J. Sina, Ph.D. Infectious Diseases, Bioethics (301) 496-1653 barbara.sina@nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES (NIMHD)

6070 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nishadi D. Rajapakse, Ph.D.. Division of Scientific Programs (301) 496-4338 chandima.rajapakse@nih.gov
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Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function

The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health  support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.  Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:  Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.  For further details, please check the website at: http://www.nsf.gov/crcns


Independent Agency

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Kate Arrington, Ph.D. Perception, Action & Cognition (703) 292-7276 caringt@nsf.gov
Radhakishan Baheti, Ph.D. Energy, Power & Adaptive Systems (703) 292-8339 rbaheti@nsf.gov
Evan Balaban, Ph.D. Neural Systems Cluster (703) 292-2689 ebalaban@nsf.gov
Mitra Basu, Ph.D. Computational Biology (703) 292-8980 mbasu@nsf.gov
James O. Deshler, Ph.D. Biological Infrastructure (703) 292-7871 jdeshler@nsf.gov
Michele Grimm, Ph. D. Biomedical Engineering (703) 292-4641 mgrimm@nsf.gov
Bruce K. Hamilton, Ph.D. Bioengineering & Environmental Systems (703) 292-8230 bhamilto@nsf.gov
Evan K. Heit, Ph.D. Division of Research on Learning (703) 292-4305 ekheit@nsf.gov
Mary Ann Horn, Ph.D. Applied Math & Mathematical Biology (703) 292-4879 mhorn@nsf.gov
Alumit Ishai, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience (703) 292-5145 aishai@nsf.gov
Erick C. Jones, Ph.D. Division of Graduate Education (703) 292-4606 ejones@nsf.gov
Jonathan W. Leland, Ph.D. Decision, Risk & Management Sciences (703) 292-7285 jleland@nsf.gov
Soo-Siang Lim, Ph.D. Science of Learning (703) 292-7878 slim@nsf.gov
Sridhar (Sri) Raghavachari, Ph.D. Neural Systems Cluster (703) 292-4845 sraghava@nsf.gov
Gregg E. Solomon, Ph.D. Research on Learning (703) 292-8333 gesolomo@nsf.gov
Sylvia J. Spengler, Ph.D. Information Integration & Informatics (703) 292-8930 sspengle@nsf.gov
E. Floh Thiels, Ph.D. Neural Systems Cluster (703) 292- 8167 ethiels@nsf.gov
Kurt Thoroughman, Ph.D. Science of Learning (703) 292-7281 kthorough@nsf.gov
Betty K. Tuller, Ph.D. Perception, Action & Cognition (703) 292-7238 btuller@nsf.gov
Kenneth Whang, Ph.D. Comp Neurosci & CRCNS Program (703) 292-5149 kwhang@nsf.gov
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Department of Defense Neuroscience Funding Organizations

AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (AFOSR)

875 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1768

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
William P. Roach, Ph.D. Chief, Physical and Biological Sciences (703) 588-8302 william.roach.4@us.af.mil
James Lawton, Ph.D.

Team Lead, Information, Decision and Complex Networks
and Cognition and Robust Decision Making in Human-System Interface

(703) 696-5999 james.lawton.1@us.af.mil
Benjamin Knott, Ph.D. Trust and Influence (312) 696-1142 benjamin.knott.2@us.af.mil
Hugh C. De Long, Ph.D.

Team Lead, Chemical and Biological Sciences
and, Complex Materials and Systems and Natural Materials & Systems

(703) 696-7722 hugh.delong@us.af.mil
B.L. “Les” Lee, Sc.D. Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials & Microsystems (703) 696-8483 byung.lee@us.af.mil
Patrick O. Bradshaw, Ph.D. Human Performance & Biosystems (703) 588-8492 patrick.bradshaw.3@us.af.mil
Sofi Bin-Salamon, Ph.D. Biophysics (703) 696-8411   sofi.bin-salamon@us.af.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE (ARO)

P.O. Box 12211
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Frederick D. Gregory, Ph.D. Neurophysiology of Cognition (919) 549-4318 frederick.d.gregory5.civ@mail.mil
Liyi Dai, Ph.D. Information Processing and Fusion (919) 549-4350 liyi.dai.civ@mail.mil
Virginia B. Pasour, Ph.D. Biomathematics (919) 549-4254 virginia.b.pasour.civ@mail.mil
Bruce J. West, Ph.D. Network Sciences (919) 549-4257 bruce.j.west.civ@mail.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ARI)

2511 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22201

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Gerald F. “Jay” Goodwin, Ph.D. Chief, Basic Research (703) 602-7965 jay.goodwin@us.army.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY (ARL)

2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Kelvin S. Oie, Ph.D. Multisensory Perception (410) 278-5960 kelvin.s.oie.civ@mail.mil
Kaleb G. McDowell, Ph.D. Translational Neuroscience (410) 278-5175 kaleb.g.mcdowell.civ@mail.mil
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OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)

875 North Randolph Street
Arlington VA 22203-1995

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Timothy B. Bentley, Ph.D. Computational Biology of Blast & TBI (703) 696-4251 timothy.b.bentley@navy.mil
Micah Clark, Ph.D. Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence (703) 696-4525 micah.clark@navy.mil
William D'Angelo, Ph.D. Undersea Medicine (Diving Physiology, Oxygen Toxicity) (703) 696-0367 william.dangelo@navy.mil
Harold L. Hawkins, Ph.D. Neural Cognitive Warfighter Enhancement (703) 696-4323 harold.hawkins@navy.mil
Thomas M. McKenna, Ph. D. Neural Computation & Biorobotics (703) 696-4503 tom.mckenna@navy.mil
Ray S. Perez, Ph.D. Cognitive Science of Learning (703) 696-4986 ray.perez@navy.mil
Peter Squire, Ph.D. Applied Neuroscience (703) 696-0407 peter.squire@navy.mil
John F. Tangney, Ph.D. Dir, Human & Bioengineered Systems Div (703) 696-4501 john.f.tangney@navy.mil
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DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)

3701 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1714

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Justin Sanchez, Ph.D. Biological Technologies Office (703) 526-6630 justin.sanchez@darpa.mil
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INTELLIGENCE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS ACTIVITY (IARPA)

IARPA/MS2 Building
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Washington, DC 20511

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jason G. Matheny, Ph.D. Director (301) 851-7451 jason.matheny@iarpa.gov
Alexis Jeannotte, Ph.D. Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-Solving (301) 851-7517 alexis.jeannotte@iarpa.gov
R. Jacob Vogelstein, Ph.D. Machine Intelligence from Cortical Ntwks,
Knowledge Represent. in Neural Systems
(301) 851-7497 jacob.vogelstein@iarpa.gov
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PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Rolly Simpson, Ph.D. Senior Program Officer (919) 991-5100 rsimpson@bwfund.org www.bwfund.org
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.
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Charles A. Dana Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Mary M. Lucas Grants Director (212) 223-4040 x669 mlucas@dana.org www.dana.org
Grant support research in neuroscience in relation to human health and disease. Programs primarily focus on imaging of the brain, and on clinical neuroscience research.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
  Graduate Education Program (301) 215-8500   www.hhmi.org
Grants awarded by HHMI fit within two general categories: research grants for individuals and science education grants for institutions. Most HHMI grants are awarded through competitions that have specific objectives and eligibility criteria; thus, HHMI does not encourage and rarely funds unsolicited grant proposals.
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Kavli Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Miyoung M. Chun, Ph.D. Executive VP
of Science Programs
(805) 983-6000 chun@kavlifoundation.org kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in fields including neuroscience. The Kavli Foundation does not accept, review or respond to unsolicited proposals.
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W. M. Keck Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Maria Pellegrini, Ph.D. Executive Director of Programs (213) 680-3833 scieng@wmkeck.org www.wmkeck.org
The foundation supports research and teaching through funding for equipment, facilities, stipends, and basic research projects in science and engineering in undergraduate college programs, and through multidisciplinary projects and multi-college cooperative science ventures.
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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Vicki L. Chandler, Ph.D. Chief Program Officer for Science (650) 213-3000 vicki.chandler@moore.org www.moore.org
Science grants are allocated for unique opportunities outside the Foundation’s initiative structure and are given to researchers in a broad range of scientific disciplines. Please note that the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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Swartz Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
William Bialek, Ph.D. Science Director (609) 258-0859 wbialek@princeton.edu theswartzfoundation.org
The Swartz Foundation supports a number of research and informational initiatives that range from collaborative research to individual grants and fellowships. Informational programs include conferences, workshops, seminars and a public lecture series.

NIH All About GrantsThe Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process, we provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. Episodes are available as mp3s for download here, or via RSS feed. http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/all_about_grants/index.htm

 


THE CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW (CSR) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

One Rockledge Center
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

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Neuroscience Integrated Review Groups at the National Institutes of Health

Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience (IFCN)

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Nicholas R. Gaiano, Ph.D. AUD LAM IRG Chief; Auditory System
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
(301) 435-1033 gaianonr@csr.nih.gov
Jana Drgonova, Ph.D. NAL Neurotoxicol & Alcohol (301) 827-2549 jana.drgonova@nih.gov
Jasenka Borzan, Ph.D. NMB Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior (301) 435-1260 jasenka.borzan@nih.gov
M. Catherine Bennett, Ph.D. SCS Somatosensory & Chemosens Systems (301) 436-1776 bennettc3@csr.nih.gov
John F. Bishop, Ph.D. SMI Sensorimotor Integration (301) 408-9664 bishopj@csr.nih.gov
Michael K. Selmanoff, Ph.D. NNRS Neuroendo, N-immuno, Rhythms & Sleep (301) 435-1119 mselmanoff@csr.nih.gov
Kirk G. Thompson, Ph.D. SPC Mech Sens, Percept & Cog Processes (301) 435-1242 kgt@csr.nih.gov

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience (MCDN)

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Carole L. Jelsema, Ph.D.   IIRG Chief, and Member Conflicts (301) 435-1248 jelsemac@csr.nih.gov
Richard D. Crosland, Ph.D. MDCN-R Neuroscience R15 AREA Review (301) 694-7084 crosland@nih.gov
Mary C. Custer, Ph.D. DDNS
MDCN-C
Drug Discovery for the Nervous System
Chem Probes/Assay Dev for Neurobio
(301) 435-1164 custerm@csr.nih.gov
Joanne Fujii, Ph.D. NCF
NDPR
Neurogenesis & Cell Fate, andNeurodiffertn/Plasticity/Rhythm/Regen (301) 435-1178 fujiij@csr.nih.gov
Peter B. Guthrie, Ph.D. NTRC Neurotrnsprtrs/Receptors/Ca2+ Signaling (301) 435-1239 guthriep@csr.nih.gov
Carol R. Hamelink, Ph.D. NOMD Neural Oxidative Metabolism/Mitochondria & Cell Death (301) 213-9887 hamelinc@csr.nih.gov
Deborah L. Lewis, Ph.D. MNPS
MDCN-P
Molecular Neuropharm & Signaling
Cell/Mol Substrates of Complex NS Dis
(301) 408-9129 lewisdeb@csr.nih.gov
Linda H. MacArthur, Ph.D. CMBG Cell & Molec Biol of Glia (301) 537-9986 linda.macarthur@nih.gov
Christine Piggee, Ph.D. SYN Synapses, Cytoskeleton, & Trafficking (301) 435-0657 christine.piggee@nih.gov
Geoffrey G. Schofield, Ph.D. BPNS Biophysics of Neural Systems (301) 435-1235 geoffreys@csr.nih.gov
Laurent J. Taupenot, Ph.D. CMND Cell & Molec Biol of Neurodegeneration (301) 435-1203 laurent.taupenot@nih.gov
Afia Sultana, Ph.D. MDCN-E Mol & Cell Mechanisms in Etiology of AD (301)-827-7083 afia.sultana@nih.gov

Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN)

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Samuel C. Edwards, Ph.D.   IRG Chief, and Member Conflicts (301) 435-1246 edwardss@csr.nih.gov
Alessandra Rovescalli, Ph.D. CNN Clinical Neurosci & Neurodegeneration (301) 435-1021 rovescaa@mail.nih.gov
Inese Beitins M.D. ASG Aging Systems and Geriatrics (301) 435-1034 breitinsi@csr.nih.gov
Seetha Bhagavan, Ph.D. ANIE Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy (301) 237-9838 bhagavas@csr.nih.gov
Jay J. Cinque, Ph.D. NPAS Psychopath, Addictions & Sleep Disorders (301) 435-1252 cinquej@csr.nih.gov
Nataliya V. Gordiyenko, Ph.D. DPVS Disease & Pathology of the Visual System (301) 435-1265 nataliya.gordiyenko@nih.gov
Wei-Qin Zhao CNBT Clinical Neuroimmuno & Brain Tumors (301) 827-7238 zhaow@csr.nih.gov
Alexei Kondratyev, Ph.D. CDIN Chronic Dysfunction and
Integrative Neurodegeneration
(301) 435-1785 alexei.kondratyev@nih.gov
Patricia Manos, Ph.D. DBD Developmental Brain Disorders (301) 408-9866 manospa@csr.nih.gov
N. Suzan Nadi, Ph.D. CNNT Clin Neuroplasticity & Neurotransmitters (301) 435-1259 nadis@csr.nih.gov
Boris P. Sokolov, Ph.D. PMDA Path Basis of Mental Disorders & Addict (301) 408-9115 bsokolov@csr.nih.gov
Alexander G. Yakovlev, Ph.D. BINP Brain Injury and Neurovascular Pathol (301) 435-1254 yakovleva@csr.nih.gov

Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes (BBBP)

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Maribeth Champoux, Ph.D. CP IRG Chief, Cognition and Perception (301) 594-3163 champoum@csr.nih.gov
Samantha Smith, Ph.D. MESH Biobeh Mech Emotion, Stress & Health (301) 827-5491 samantha.smith@nih.gov
Serena Chu, Ph.D. APDA Adult Psychopathol & Disorders of Aging (301) 500-5829 sechu@csr.nih.gov
Jane Doussard-Roosevelt, Ph.D. CPDD Child Psychopathol & Dev Disabilities (301) 435-4445 doussarj@csr.nih.gov
Andrea Kelly, Ph.D. BRLE Biobehavioral Reg, Learning & Ethology (301) 455-1761 kellya2@mail.nih.gov
Wind Cowles, Ph.D. LCOM Language & Communication (301) 432-7872 wind.cowles@nih.gov
Biao Tian, Ph.D. MFSR Motor Function, Speech & Rehabilitation (301) 437-9858 tianbi@csr.nih.gov
UnJa Hayes BBBP-B Special Emphasis Panels (301) 827-6830 unja.hayes@nih.gov

Emerging Technologies and Training in Neurosciences (ETTN)

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Joseph G. Rudolph, Ph.D.   IRG Chief (301) 408-9098 josephru@csr.nih.gov
Yvonne S. Bennett, Ph.D. NOIT Neurosci & Ophthal Imsging Technol (301) 379-3793 bennetty@csr.nih.gov
Mary G. Schueler, Ph.D. MNG Molecular Neurogenetics (301) 915-6301 marygs@csr.nih.gov
Robert C. Elliott, Ph.D. BNVT Bioeng Nsci, Vision, & Low Vis Technol (301) 435-3009 elliotro@csr.nih.gov

Neuroscience Small Business Study Sections

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Cristina Backman, Ph.D. ETTN 10

Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors

(301) 408-9069 cristina.backman@nih.gov
Yuan Luo, Ph.D. ETTN 11 Drug Discovery for Aging, Neuropsychiatric
and Neurologic Disorders
(301) 915-6303 luoy2@csr.nih.gov
Paek Lee, Ph.D. ETTN 12 Sensory Technologies (301) 613-2064 leepg@csr.nih.gov
Susan Gillmor, Ph.D. ETTN 13

Neuroscience Assay, Diagnostics and Animal Model Development

(301) 827-6883 susan.gillmor@nih.gov

Neuroscience Fellowship Study Sections

Contact   Branch/Program Phone Email
Vilen A. Movsesyan, Ph.D. F01A-F Brain Disorders & Related Neurosci (301) 435-7278 movsesyanv@csr.nih.gov
Susan Gillmor, Ph.D. F01B-P Learning & Memory, Language &Comm (301) 437-0911 kramerkm@csr.nih.gov
Mei Qin, Ph.D. F02A-K Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 613-2064 leepg@csr.nih.gov
Sharon Low, Ph.D. F02B-D Sens & Mot Neurosci, Cogn & Pcptn (301) 237-1487 lowss@csr.nih.gov
Mary G. Schueler, Ph.D. F03A-N

Neurodevelopment, Synaptic Plasticity & Neurodegeneration

(301) 915-6301 marygs@csr.nih.gov
Elyse Schauwecker, Ph.D. F03B-E Biophys, Physiol, Pharm & Bioeng (301) 760-8207 elyse.schauwecker@nih.gov


CSR Website for Applicants public.csr.nih.gov/ApplicantResources/Pages/default.aspx
CSR Website for Reviewers public.csr.nih.gov/ReviewerResources/Pages/default.aspx

Foreign Research Applications Have Additional Review Criteria
In addition to the regular NIH review criteria, reviewers rate research applications from foreign institutions for their ability to bring in talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions that are not available in the U.S. or that augment U.S. resources.  Foreign applications have a good chance of getting funded if either the expertise or resources are not available in the United States, for example, access to a unique study population. Reviewers will consider the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s mission and check whether similar work is being done by U.S. investigators and whether there is a need for the research. If similar research is being done, the application will suffer in review.  Also, in order to receive NIH funding, your research should benefit the health of the American population, as well as your local population.

http://grants.nih.gov/archive/grants/foreign/special_guidance.htm

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Grant Application Tutorials

General Information about applying for NIH grants:

Human Subjects in NIH research grants:

Grant Writing Tip Sheets for NIH Research Grant Applications:

Grant Writing Tips for Small Business (SBIR) Grants:

Electronic Submission of Grant Applications:

NIH Peer Review Revealed
www.csr.nih.gov/video/video.asp
The Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health has produced a series of videos to give you an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.

New and established applicants will find insights and understanding that can empower them to improve the applica-tions and increase their chances for receiving a more positive review.

peer review line drawing illustrationNote: Since application submission and review policies discussed in the video may change, you should check for policy updates on the CSR and the NIH Office of Extramural Research Web sites. Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact program staff prior to submitting an application.

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Neuroscience Training Contact Information

Extramural Programs support Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Training Grants and Mentored Career Awards

Intramural Programs support young investigators to come to the NIH laboratories to conduct biomedical research

NIH Institute Contact Phone Email
National Institute of Mental Health Nancy L Desmond
Janet Clark
(301) 443-3107
(301) 451-4512
ndesmond@mail.nih.gov
janet.clark@nih.gov
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Stephen J. Korn
Rita W. Devine
(301) 496-4188
(301) 594-9562
korns@ninds.nih.gov
devinerw@mail.nih.gov
National Eye Institute Neeraj Agarwal
Cesar E. Perez-Gonzalez
(301) 451-4716
(301) 451-6763
agarwalnee@nei.nih.gov
cesarp@nei.nih.gov
National Institute on Drug Abuse Mimi M. Ghim
Stephen J. Heishman
(301) 402-1918
(410) 550-1547
ghimm@mail.nih.gov
heishman@nih.gov
National Institute on Aging Chyren Hunter
Arlene P. Jackson
(301) 496-9322
(410) 558-8470
hunterc@nia.nih.gov
jacksona@mail.nih.gov
National Human Genome Research Institute Bettie J. Graham (301) 496-7531 grahambj@mail.nih.gov
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Lynn Morin (301) 420-0176 lynn.morin@nih.gov
National Institute on Deafness
and Other Communication Disorders
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas
David L. Robinson
(301) 496-1804
(301) 496-1601
alberto.rivera-rentas@nih.gov
robinsod@nidcd.nih.gov
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Richard A. Baird
Henry S. Eden
(301) 496-7671
(301) 435-1953
bairdri@mail.nih.gov
edenh@mail.nih.gov
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development
Dennis A. Twombly
Brenda R. Hanning
(301) 451-3371
(301) 451-7753
dtwombly@mail.nih.gov
hanningb@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Lynn M. King
Deborah D. Philp
(301) 594-5006
(301) 594-6578
lynn.king@nih.gov
dphilp@nidcr.nih.gov
National Institute of Nursing Research David H. Banks
Natalie A. Rasmussen
(301) 496-9558
(301) 443-5061
banksdh@mail.nih.gov
rasmussenna@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Alison K. Hall (301) 594-3900 hallak@nigms.nih.gov
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Helena O. Mishoe
Herbert M. Geller
(301) 451-5081
(301) 451-9440
mishoeh@nih.gov
gellerh@nih.gov
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Carol A. Merchant
David B. Wilde
(301) 435-0790
(301) 435-0799
merchantc@mail.nih.gov
wilded@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Judith M. Podskalny (301) 594-8876 podskalnyj@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Carol A. Shreffler
Tammy R. Collins
(919) 541-1445
(919) 541-3344
shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov
collinstr@niehs.nih.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Belinda K. Davis (301) 435-4541 davisb@mail.nih.gov
John E. Fogarty International Center Barbara J. Sina (301) 402-9467 sinab@mail.nih.gov

Receipt Dates for Fellowship Applications: April 8, August 8 and December 8 of each year.
(Note: F31 Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research are due on the 13th of the month.)

Fellowship Study Section Descriptions and Rosters:
http://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Fellowship/Pages/default.aspx

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Research and Training Opportunities at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD The application period for the 2017 Summer Program sn mid-November to March 1st. https://www.training.nih.gov/

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education 

Research Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health
https://www.training.nih.gov/


NIH funds over $20 million in peripheral nervous system research

New round of projects for understanding how peripheral nerves control organ function

The National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund issued 28 new awards that support peripheral nervous system research, totaling over $20 million in fiscal year 2016, in hopes of finding new ways to treat conditions such as heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, and sleep apnea. The new awards fund multidisciplinary research teams across 20 US and foreign academic institutions and a small business/start-up through the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program. The SPARC program plans to support awards totaling approximately $238M through fiscal year 2021, pending available funds. This year’s awards encompass a wide range of projects intended to resolve existing technology limitations and knowledge gaps regarding the innervation and neural control of various organ systems, including heart, lung, stomach, small and large intestine, adipose tissue, spleen, bladder, and pancreas. 

The overall goal of the SPARC program is to provide the scientific foundation necessary to enable next-generation neuromodulation device development and precise neural control of end-organ system function to treat diseases and conditions. Despite data showing great scientific and therapeutic promise, existing neuromodulation devices display varied degrees of efficacy between study subjects, possibly because the detailed underlying physiology and mechanisms of action for these therapies are poorly understood. Through the SPARC program, the NIH supports multidisciplinary teams of investigators to deliver detailed, predictive, functional and anatomical neural circuitry maps of the autonomic and sensory innervation of several major organs, and to create or improve tools to measure and manipulate nerve-organ interactions and isolate their functions. This will be achieved by SPARC awardees working collectively as a consortium in an iterative and dynamic way, with the technology developments advancing neural mapping efforts, and the mapping results defining new technology requirements.

SPARC is funded through the NIH Common Fund and managed by the NIH Office of the Director, in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The fiscal year 2016 funding was issued via NIH Other Transaction and Cooperative Agreement award mechanisms.  Additional funding opportunity announcements will be forthcoming in fiscal year 2017.

For more information about SPARC, please visit: https://www.commonfund.nih.gov/sparc.

DIVISION OF NEUROSCIENCE AND BASIC BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

The Division provides support for research programs in the areas of basic neuroscience, genetics, basic behavioral science, research training, resource development, technology development, drug discovery, and research dissemination. The Division has the responsibility, in cooperation with other components of the Institute and the research community, for ensuring that relevant basic science knowledge is gen-erated and then harvested to create improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behav-ioral disorders.

Through the various programs housed in its branches and offices, the Division offers support for a spectrum of relevant extramural activities. By reviewing the program descriptions, investigators should be able to identify an appropriate contact. For the Division and each program we also provide Areas of High Priority and Areas of Emphasis. In addition, we continue to encourage innovative applications in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute. Read the NIMH Strategic Objectives online at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml

Areas of High Priority

  • Develop new and use existing physiological and computational models to understand the bio-logical functions of genes, gene products, cells, and brain circuits in normal and abnormal mental function.
  • Elucidate how cognitive, affect, stress, and motivational processes interact and their role(s) in mental disorders through functional studies spanning levels of analysis (genomic, molecular, cellular, circuits, behavior) during development and throughout the lifespan.
  • Elucidate fundamental mechanisms (e.g., genetic, biological, behavioral, environmental) of complex social behavior.
  • Identify in diverse populations from the US and around the world genetic variants, epigenetic mechanisms, and gene-environment interactions that influence vulnerability to mental disorders, endophenotypes, and pharmacologic response profiles.
  • Identify biological markers (e.g., genetic, proteomic, imaging) in model systems and humans that could be further validated as methods for diagnosing and/or detecting risk/vulnerability, onset, progress, and/or severity of mental disorders.
  • Identify and validate new molecular targets and tools for drug discovery relevant to the treatment of mental disorders.

Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science - Research Components

  • Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch
  • Genomics Research Branch
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch
  • Office of Research Training and Career Development
  • Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs
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