Simona Volpi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

National Human Genome Research Institute

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


Simona Volpi, Ph.D.

Simona Volpi
Program Director
Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)

Division of Genomic Medicine


Pharm.D. University of Milan, Italy, 1999
Ph.D. University of Milan, Italy, 2005

phone (301) 443-6453
fax (301) 480-2770
e-mail volpis@mail.nih.gov
5635 Fishers Ln
Room 4107
Rockville, MD 20892


Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)


Dr. Volpi joined the Division of Extramural Research as a program director for the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project in 2010. She is responsible for managing a portfolio of extramural grants and contracts related to the development of this project.

Upon her arrival in the United States in 1999, Dr. Volpi was a postdoctoral fellow in the Developmental Endocrinology Branch at the intramural program in National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) where she studied the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response under physical-psychological stress. Five years later, Dr. Volpi left the National Institues of Health (NIH) and joined Vanda Pharmaceuticals as the Associate Director for Pharmacogenomics. She was responsible for managing a team of scientists focused in the genetic and genomic research areas of schizophrenia, depression and sleep disorders.

Dr. Volpi completed her pharmacy residency training and received her Pharmacy Degree in 1999 at the University of Milan, Italy. She also received her Ph.D. degree in endocrinology and metabolism from the University of Milan in 2005.

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