Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Christopher P. Austin, M.D. 
    Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 
     
  • Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • Laurie Nadler, Ph.D.
    IDG Coordinator
    Chief, Neuropharmacology Program
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Karlie Sharma, Ph.D.
    IDG Coordinator
    IDG Project Scientist, Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center (RDOC)
    Program Officer
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Douglas Sheeley, Sc.D.
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Members: 

  • Paul J. Barrett, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Mark Caprara, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Marc Charette, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Hemin Chin, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Christine Colvis, Ph.D.
    Program Officer, Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center (RDOC)
    Director, Extramural Therapeutics Discovery & Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

  • David Dzamashvili
    Operations Team Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
     
  • Colin Fletcher, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Knock Out Mouse Program
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Zorina Galis, Ph.D.
    Chief, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch (VBHB) DCVS/NHLBI
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Bobbie Gardner
    Communications Coordinator
    Office of Communications
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Pascal Laeng, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Chris Lindsey, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Contraception Research Branch (CRB)/Division of Extramural Research (DER)
    National Intistute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Amy Lossie, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics, Epigenetics & Development Neuroscience Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • R. Dwayne Lunsford, Ph.D.
    Director, Microbiology Program
    Dental Small Business Coordinator (SBIR/STTR)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Mehdi Mesri, Ph.D.
    IDG Project Scientist, TechDev/DRGC's
    Program Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research
    NCI Office of the Director 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
     
  • Enrique Michelotti, Ph.D.
    Molecular Biology Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • Antonio B. Noronha, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Neuroscience & Behavior
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 
     
  • Michael O'Neil, Ph.D.
    Preclinical Drug Discovery Program Officer
    Parasitology and International Programs Branch
    Division of Microbiology and Infections Disease
    National Institute of Allergy and Infections Disease (NIAID)
     
  • Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D.
    Chief, Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch (OPPTB)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Susan Petanceska, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute on Aging (NIA
     
  • Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
    IDG Project Scientist, Knowledge Management Center (KMC)
    Program Director, Computational Science
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 
  • Joanna Roberts, M.P.P.
    Scientific Analyst for the IDG Program
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

     
  • Ashley Xia, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
     
  • Zuoyu Xu, Ph.D.
    Program Officer, Therapeutics Division
    Bacteriology and Mycology Branch
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
     
  • Xin (Jean) Yuan, Ph.D
    Portfolio Analyst
    Office of Portfolio Analysis
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
     
  • Yong Yao, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
     
  • Jean C. Zenklusen, M.S., Ph.D.
    Program Officer, Knowledge Management Center (KMC)
    Scientific Program Director
    Office of Cancer Genomics
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

This page last reviewed on March 13, 2020