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and treatment of mental illnesses.

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 the NIMH BSC Executive Secretary, Jennifer E. Mehren, Ph.D. For an overview of the NIH Review Process, see this step-by-step guide.

Future Meeting Dates:
June 7 – 9, 2023
September 20 – 22, 2023
January 31 – February 2, 2024
June 5 – 7, 2024
September 24 – 26, 2024

Tracy L. Bale, Ph.D.
The Anschutz Foundation Endowed Chair in Women's Integrated Mental and Physical Health Research at the Ludeman Center
Department of Psychiatry | Professor
Director, InterGenerational Stress and Health
Director, Department of Psychiatry Sex Differences Research
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Danielle S. Bassett, Ph.D.
Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow,
Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering, Neurology, Electrical & Systems Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania

André A. Fenton, Ph.D., Chair
Center for Neural Science, New York University
and the Neuroscience Institute at the
NYU Langone Medical Center

Gordon Fishell, Ph.D. [Pending]
Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Stanley Center at the Broad

Kate D. Fitzgerald, M.D., M.S.
Ruane Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)

Nelson B. Freimer, M.D.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science and Human Genetics, Maggie Gilbert Endowed Chair
Director, UCLA Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles

Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Psychology and
Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science,
and Biomedical Engineering
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Duke University

Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.
Dean’s Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester Medical Center

Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Psychology
Vanderbilt University

Martin P. Paulus, M.D.
Scientific Director and President
Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Russell A. Poldrack, Ph.D.
Albert Ray Lang Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Stanford Center for Open and Reproducible Science
Associate Director, Stanford Data Science
Stanford University

Kay M. Tye, Ph.D.
Wylie Vale Chair
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences