In conjunction with the NHGRI Board of Scientific Counselors, OSD has the primary responsibility for performing regular external reviews of all NHGRI research programs, ensuring their continued high quality and relevance. OSD staff, in particular the Scientific Director and Deputy Scientific Director, serve important liaison roles between NHGRI and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) components by representing the Institute on various NIH-wide committees.
Finally, OSD promotes activities intended to increase interactions among its scientific staff, through seminar series, the annual NHGRI scientific retreat, and other programs intended to highlight the institute's investigators and their research.
Dan Kastner, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator,
Senior Investigator, Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch
Head, Inflammatory Disease Section
Office of the Scientific Director
Building 50, Room 5222
50 South Drive, MSC 8002
Bethesda, MD 20892-8002
Last Updated: May 18, 2014