NIH Working Group

Co-Chairs:

  • Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • Pamela Marino, Ph.D.
    Chief, Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry Branch
    Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Amanda Melillo, Ph.D.
    Program Coordinator
    Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Douglas M. 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)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Douglas M. 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)

Project Team Leaders: 

  • Karl Krueger, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Prevention
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Members: 

  • Houmam Araj, Ph.D.
    Director of Lens and Cataract Program
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Tony Casco
    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)
     
  • Preethi Chander, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Anthony Kirilusha, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Cartilage and Connective Tissue Program
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Amy Krafft, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Influenza, SARS & Related Viral Respiratory Diseases Section
    Respiratory Diseases Branch
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Dona Love, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Bacteriology and Mycology Branch National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Angela Malaspina, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Vaccine Research Program
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Mercy Prabhudas, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Infant Immunity and Immunity in the Elderly
    Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Daniel Raiten, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Rao Rapaka, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Division of Neuroscience & Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Rita Sarkar, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Salvatore Sechi, Ph.D.
    Director, Proteomic Program
    Director, Diabetes Systems Biology Program
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Austin Yang, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     

This page last reviewed on March 24, 2020