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Meet the Cell Day Scientists

Cell Day 2012

Alexandra AinszteinAlexandra Ainsztein, Ph.D.
Alexandra is a program director in the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics. She manages research grants related to membrane trafficking, the molecular mechanisms and dynamics of the secretory pathway and organelle biogenesis. More>>

Michael BenderMichael Bender, Ph.D.
Michael is a program director in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, where he manages grants in the areas of RNA processing and protein synthesis. More>>

Jean ChinJean Chin, Ph.D.
Jean is a program director in the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics. She is responsible for administering grants in lipid metabolism, membrane biochemistry and biophysics, and transport. More>>

Judith GreenbergJudith Greenberg, Ph.D.
Judith is acting director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. In this position, she oversees the Institute's $2.4 billion budget, which primarily funds basic research in cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics and computational biology. More>>

Joe GindhartJoe Gindhart, Ph.D.
Joe is a cell biologist in charge of research grants on cell movement, cell structure and the transport of molecules within cells. He was a faculty member at a university. More>>

Michelle HamletMichelle Hamlet, Ph.D.
Michelle is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. She serves as the program contact for the Bridges to the Future programs. More>>

Donna KrasnewichDonna Krasnewich, M.D., Ph.D.
Donna is a geneticist who manages research grants on genetic traits and genetic variation. She is also a pediatrician and has done research on genetic diseases that affect how some kids metabolize lipid, or fats. More>>

John LaffanJohn Laffan, Ph.D.
John is a scientific review officer in the Office of Scientific Review. He is responsible for managing the review of selected research training, program project, center and Minority Biomedical Research Support program grant applications. More>>

Stefan MaasStefan Maas, Ph.D.
Stefan is a program director in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology. He manages research grants in the areas of cell growth and differentiation, as well as regulatory signal transduction networks. More>>

Richard OkitaRichard Okita, Ph.D.
Dick is a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, where he administers grants in the areas of drug metabolism and transport, drug-induced toxicology and drug delivery. More>>

Brian PikeBrian Pike, Ph.D.
Brian is a scientific review officer in the Office of Scientific Review. His responsibilities include managing the review of selected postdoctoral research training and specialized center grant applications, as well as various NIGMS initiatives More>>

Michael 'Mike' ReddyMichael "Mike" Reddy, Ph.D.
Mike is a program director in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology. He administers research grants on DNA replication. More>>

Kirstie SaltsmanKirstie Saltsman, Ph.D.
Kirstie is a contractor in the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, where she writes about diverse topics in biomedical research, including cell biology, genetics, structural biology and pharmacology.

Douglas SheeleyDouglas Sheeley, Sc.D.
Doug is a senior scientific officer in the Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. He is also the project team leader of the NIH Common Fund Technology Centers for Networks and Pathways program which was designed to advance the field of proteomics. More>>

Lee SliceLee Slice, Ph.D.
Lee is a scientific review officer in the Office of Scientific Review. He manages the review of Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications and Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program grants. More>>

Ward SmithWard Smith, Ph.D.
Ward is chief of the Structural Genomics and Proteomics Technology Branch in the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics, where his responsibilities include directing the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative. More>>

Janna WehrleJanna Wehrle, Ph.D.
Janna is a cell biologist who administers research grants in the areas of biophysical and biocomputational approaches to protein structure, protein folding and misfolding. More>>

Margaret 'Peggy' WeidmanMargaret "Peggy" Weidman, Ph.D.
Peggy is a scientific review officer in the Office of Scientific Review. Her duties include managing the review of research, training and program project grant applications. More>>

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