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Office of the Scientific Director

The Office of the Scientific Director (OSD) at National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) provides leadership and managerial oversight for all research and related activities within the institute's Division of Intramural Research.

Overview

OSD creates and maintains a productive research environment through the effective management, coordination and prioritization of NHGRI research activities. This is accomplished by providing overall scientific leadership and by overseeing activities that are central to the successful day-to-day operation of the NHGRI Intramural Program, primarily through the Administrative Management Branch and the Professional Development Office.

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.

Office Staff

Scientific Director

Dan Kastner, M.D., Ph.D.
Dan Kastner, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Director
  • Division of Intramural Research

Deputy Director

Paul P. Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Paul P. Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Senior Investigator
  • Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Trevor Blake
Trevor Blake
  • Special Projects Officer
  • Office of the Scientific Director
Nora Miralieva
Nora Miralieva, M.B.A.
  • Special Assistant for Operations
  • Office of the Scientific Director
Karen Tilghman
Karen Tilghman
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office of the Scientific Director

Administrative Offices

The Administrative Offices support the Scientific Director in overseeing activities that are central to the successful day-to-day operation of the NHGRI Intramural Program.

 

Last updated: November 1, 2016