Research Investigators

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Research Investigators

Senior Investigators

Joan E. Bailey-Wilson, Ph.D.
Co-Chief, Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch
Head, Statistical Genetics Section
Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core

Daphne W. Bell, Ph.D.
Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
Head, Reproductive Cancer Genetics Section

Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D.
Chief, Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch
Head, Clinical Genomics Section

David M. Bodine, Ph.D
Chief, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
Head, Hematopoiesis Section

Lawrence C. Brody, Ph.D
Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch
Head, Molecular Pathogenesis Section
Director, Division of Genomics and Society

Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.
Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Head, Developmental Genomics Section

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health
Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch
Head, Molecular Genetics Section

Laura L. Elnitski, Ph.D
Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Head, Genomic Functional Analysis Section

William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Director, NHGRI
Director, Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Medical Genetics Branch
Head, Human Biochemical Genetics Section

Gary Gibbons, M.D.
Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch
Head, Cardiovascular Disease Section

Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Director, NHGRI
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch
Head, Inflammatory Disease Section

Laura M. Koehly, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Social Network Methods Section

Pu Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Scientific Director, NHGRI
Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Head, Oncogenesis and Development Section

Maximilian Muenke, M.D.
Chief, Medical Genetics Branch
Head, Human Development Section
Director, Medical Genetics Residency and Fellowship Training Programs
Director, Combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Residency Program

Kyungjae Myung, Ph.D.
Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
Head, Genome Instability Section

Elaine A. Ostrander, Ph.D.
Chief, Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Head, Comparative Genetics Section

William J. Pavan, Ph.D.
Genetic Disease Research Branch
Head, Genomics, Development and Disease Section
Director, Intramural Training Office

Charles N. Rotimi, Ph.D.
Chief, Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch
Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health

Pamela L. Schwartzberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Genetic Disease Research Branch
Head, Cell Signaling and Immunity Section

Julie A. Segre, Ph.D.
Chief, Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Head, Microbial Genomics Section

Ellen A. Sidransky, M.D.
Medical Genetics Branch
Head, Molecular Neurogenetics Section

Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
Head, Cancer Biology and Genetics Section

Alexander F. Wilson, Ph.D.
Co-Chief, Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch
Head, Genometrics Section
Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core

Yingzi Yang, Ph.D.
Genetic Disease Research Branch
Head, Developmental Genetics Section

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Investigators

Nigel Crawford, M.B. Ch.B., Ph.D.
Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
Head, Metastasis Genetics Section

Philip Shaw, B.M. B.Ch., Ph.D.
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Neurobehavioral Clinical Research Section

Charles P. Venditti, M.D., Ph.D.
Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
Head, Organic Acid Research Section

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Associate Investigators

Andy Baxevanis, Ph.D.
Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch
Head, Computational Genomics Unit
Director, Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core
Assistant Director for Computational Bioscience, NIH Office of Intramural Research

Barbara Bowles Biesecker, Ph.D.
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Genetic Services Unit
Director, JHU/NHGRI Genetic Counseling Training Program

Robert W. Blakesley, Ph.D.
Director, Sequencing Group
NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)

Vence L. Bonham, Jr., J.D.
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Health Disparitites Unit
Chief, Education and Community Involvement Branch
Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities

Gerard Bouffard, Ph.D.
Director, Bioinformatics Group
NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)

Settara C. Chandrasekharappa, Ph.D.
Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
Head, Cancer Genomics Unit
Head, Genomics Core

Donald W. Hadley, M.D., C.G.C.
Medical Genetics Branch
Deputy Director, NIH Medical Genetics & Genomics Residency and Metropolitan
Washington DC Medical Biochemical Genetics Residency
Suzanne Hart, Ph.D.
Medical Genetics Branch
Deputy Director, Medical Genetics Residency and Fellowship Training Programs

Stacie Loftus, Ph.D.
Genetic Disease Research Branch

James C. Mullikin, Ph.D.
Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
Head, Comparative Genomics Analysis Unit
Director, NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)

Susan J. Persky, Ph.D.
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Immersive Virtual Environment Test Unit

Erich Roessler, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Genetics Branch
Human Development Section

Raman B. Sood, Ph.D.
Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Head, Zebrafish Core

Cynthia J. Tifft, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Genetics Branch
Deputy Clinical Director, NHGRI

Tyra G. Wolfsberg, Ph.D.
Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch
Associate Director, Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core

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Adjunct Investigators

Carsten G. Bönnemann, M.D.
Senior Investigator and Chief
Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic Disorders of Childhood Section, Neurogenetics Branch
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Ophthalmic Genetics Clinic
Children's National Medical Center
National Eye Institute
 
Kenneth H. Fischbeck, M.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Neurogenetics Branch
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Edward Giniger, Ph.D.
Axon Guidance and Neural Connectivity Unit
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Last Updated: November 18, 2014