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.
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
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
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
Joan Luby, M.D.
Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry
Director, Early Emotional Development Program
Washington University School of Medicine
Patricio O’Donnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Medical Director
Clinical Translational Sciences – CNS
Tatiana Pasternak, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Neuroscience,
Brain & Cognitive Science, Biomedical Engineering,
and Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester Medical Center
Martin P. Paulus, M.D. [Pending]
Scientific Director and President
Laureate Institute for Brain Research
John L. R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry
Nina Ireland Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology
Department of Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
C. Daniel Salzman, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Kay M. Tye, Ph.D. [Pending]
Wylie Vale Chair
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences