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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 1 – 3, 2022
October 12 – 14, 2022
February 2 – 3, 2023
June 7 – 9, 2023
September 20 – 22, 2023
January 31 – February 2, 2024
June 5 – 7, 2024
September 24 – 26, 2024

Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Chair
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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.
Center for Neural Science, New York University
and the Neuroscience Institute at the
NYU Langone Medical Center

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

Kelvin O. Lim, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Drs. T.J. and Ella M. Arneson Land Grant Chair in Human Behavior
University of Minnesota Medical School

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

C. Daniel Salzman, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

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