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:
September 28 – 30, 2021
February 2 – 4, 2022
June 1 – 3, 2022
October 12 – 14, 2022
February 2 – 3, 2023
June 7 – 9, 2023
September 20 – 22, 2023
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,
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.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan Medical School
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
Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D. (Pending)
Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Physiology, Psychiatry
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. (Pending)
Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Psychology
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
Kay M. Tye, Ph.D.
Wylie Vale Chair
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences