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Office of the Scientific Director


The Office of the Director provides scientific, programmatic, and administrative leadership for the Division of Intramural Research Programs; promotes an environment conducive to productive research; and coordinates activities, establishes priorities, and analyzes and evaluates progress.

Other office involved in administrative oversight and support include:
Office of the Clinical Director (OCD)
Office of Fellowship Training (OFT)
Office of Intramural Research Administration (OIRA)

Photo of Dr. Susan Amara, Ph.D.Office of the Scientific Director
35A Convent Drive, Suite GE400
Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
Scientific Director

Maryland Pao, M.D., Deputy Scientific Director and Clinical Director
Jennifer Mehren, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor and BSC Executive Secretary
Janet Clark, Ph.D., Director for Fellowship Training
Asim Okur, Ph.D., Scientific Information Officer (SIO)
Claro Yu, Director, Office of Intramural Research Administration
Geeta Strange, Executive Assistant to the Scientific Director