Faculty Biographies

Andreev, Ilya, B.S., University of Virginia; Postbaccalaureate Fellow, Systems Biology and Genome Engineering Section, Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Avram, Alexandru, Ph.D., Duke University; Research Fellow, Section on Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health.

Bachorik, Lawrence, Ph.D., McGill University, Canada; Assistant Commissioner for Communications, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (retired).

Bandres Ciga, Sara, Pharm.D., Ph.D., University of Granada, Spain; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

Bebenek, Ilona, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Toxicologist, Division of Antiviral Products, Office of Antimicrobial Products, Food and Drug Administration.

Bofill-De Ros, Xavier, Ph.D., Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Postdoctoral Fellow, RNA Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Cartier, Pierre, D.M.D., University of Kentucky, M.P.H., The George Washington University; Lead Dentist, Arlington Free Clinic Dental Medicine Department.

Chen, Qingyu, Ph.D., The University of Melbourne, Australia; Postdoctoral Fellow, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Cummings, Patrick J.,  M.S., Sc.D., University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Director, Center for Biotechnology Education (Retired), School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.

Dasgupta, Abhijit, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle; Director and Chief Data Scientist, ARAASTAT.

Dubinion, John Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Pharmacologist, Division of Antiviral Products, Food and Drug Administration.

Dunham, Michael, B.A., Gallaudet University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park. Hearing and Speech Agency, ASL instructor. Greenbelt Community Center, ASL instructor.

Erby, Lori, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; Acting Program Director, Genetic Counseling Program, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Fabryova, Helena, Ph.D., Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; Posdoctoral Fellow, Viral Biochemistry Section. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Faupel-Badger, Jessica, Ph.D., M.P.H., Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Chief, Education Branch, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Ferguson, Steven, M.B.A., The George Washington University; Special Advisor, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health.

Gairhe, Salina, Ph.D., University of South Alabama; Research Fellow, Critical Care Medicine Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.

Gorrell, Laura, M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Predoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.

Grabowski, Jeff, Ph.D., Purdue University; Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology of Vector-Borne Viruses Section, Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Greene, Amanda, Ph.D., University of Maryland; Program Evaluation Lead; NIH Common Fund, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.

Hamann, Sue, Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Science Evaluation Officer, Office of the Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health.

Harrington, Brittney, Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia; Postdoctoral Fellow, Cellular Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Hart, Suzanne, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; Associate Investigator, Director, Molecular Genetics Fellowship Program, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Hawkins, James, M.B.A., George Mason University, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine; Managing Director, FOCUS Investment Banking, Washington, D.C.

Heiman, Lee, J.D., Loyola University Chicago; Registered Patent Attorney, Chief IP and Licensing Counsel, Azos AI, LLC.

Helmold Hait, Sabrina, Ph.D., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Postdoctoral Fellow, Immune Biology of Retroviral Infection Section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Henkart, Pierre, Ph.D., Harvard University; Chief, Lymphocyte Cytotoxicity Section, Experimental Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (retired).

Ho, Mitchell, Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Chief, Antibody Therapy Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Kesner, Andrew, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Section on Synaptic Pharmacology, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health.

Ko, Kyung Dae, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; Research Fellow, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Kropp, Peter, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Langer, Eric, M.S., American University; President and Managing Partner, BioPlan Associates, Inc.

Langer, Lynn Johnson, Ph.D., Antioch University, M.B.A. Johns Hopkins University; Executive Dean, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.

Maris, Melinda, Ph.D., Emory University; Assistant Dean, Education, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.

Matthews, Michael, M.S., R.A.C., University of Maryland University College; Senior Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, Emergent Biosolutions, Inc.

Meitzler, Marguerite, B.A., Hood College; Founder and CEO, Science Writing.

Miessau, Matthew, M.S., Georgetown University; Analyst, Epidarex Capital.

Mimm, Nancy, R.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of Population Health Nursing, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Muenke, Maximilian, M.D., Free University of Berlin, Germany; Chief, Medical Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Mukoyama, Yosuke, Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Japan; Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Stem Cell and Neurovascular Biology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Noguchi, Constance, Ph.D., The George Washington University; Chief, Molecular Cell Biology Section, Molecular Medicine Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Nordman, Jacob Ph.D., George Mason University; Research Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health.

Omari, Shakib, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada; Postdoctoral Fellow, Section on Physical Biochemistry, Section on Organelle Biology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.

Ricotta, Emily, Ph.D., M.Sc., University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland); Research Fellow, Epidemiology Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Romaine, Joan, M.P.H., The George Washington University; Senior Public Health Advisor, Global Alcohol Research Program, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health.

Rosenberg, Yves, M.D., University of Lyon, France, M.P.H., The Johns Hopkins University; Chief, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Ryan, Philip, Ph.D., The George Washington University; Deputy Director, Graduate Programs and Student Services, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, Office of Intramural Training and Education, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.

Salgaller, Michael, Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Unit Supervisor, Technology Transfer Section, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Sissung, Tristan, Ph.D., The George Washington University, M.Sc., University of California, Riverside; Staff Scientist, Office of the Clinical Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Souto-Maior, Caetano, Ph.D., M.P.H., Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal; IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Systems Genetics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Sova, Thomas, J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law; Intellectual Property Manager II, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Tatusova, Tatiana, Ph.D., Moscow State University, Russia; Senior Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Tetreault, Jesse, M.Sc., Clemson University; Solutions Architect, Deep Learning and Healthcare, NVIDIA Corporation.

Wai, Thanda, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Senior Technology License Monitoring and Enforcement Specialist, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health.

Wang, Philip, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Director, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, Office of Intramural Training and Education, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.

Williams Avram, Sarah, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Contractor, Office of the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health.

Wisniewski, David, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore; Postdoctoral Fellow, Women’s Malignancies Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Wood, Brandon, D.H.A., Central Michigan University; Commander, Unites States Public Health Service; Senior Program Management and Public Health Project Officer, Office of Southern Health Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Wrzesinski, Claudia, Ph.D., German Cancer Research Center, Germany, D.V.M., Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; Pharmacologist, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Food and Drug Administration.

Xiao, Tiaojiang, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Yun, Sijung, Ph.D., Boston University; Founder and CEO of Yotta Biomed, LLC.; Contractor, Developmental Biology Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Zarrella, Tiffany, Ph.D., Albany Medical College; Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.