Communications and Public Liaison Branch

The Communications and Public Liaison Branch (CPLB) leads corporate communications about the research and programs supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Overview

In CPLB, our staff write stories, take photos, film video and create websites and graphics that help people understand genomics research and how it can impact their lives. By providing high quality and timely genomics information and resources, the branch helps equip people with knowledge that can help to advance scientific research and health care; inform better policymaking, education, and reporting; and fuel exciting careers in genomics. The branch is also the point of contact for all news media requests, inquiries from the scientific community, and questions from the general public.

Branch Staff

Sarah A. Bates
Sarah A. Bates, M.S.
  • Chief
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Ernesto Del Aguila III
Ernesto Del Aguila III
  • Graphic Artist
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Alvaro W. Encinas
Alvaro W. Encinas
  • Video Professional
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Julia Fekecs
Julia Fekecs
  • Graphic Artist
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Darryl Leja
Darryl Leja, M.F.A.
  • Senior Graphic Artist/Scientific Illustrator
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Radwanullah Kakar
Radwanullah Kakar
  • Senior Web Developer
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Michael J. Kleinhanz
Michael J. Kleinhanz
  • Senior Web Developer
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Mukul S. Nerurkar
Mukul S. Nerurkar
  • Managing Web Editor
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
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Zeynep Ozdil
  • Senior Web Developer/Designer
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Teresa L. Carey
Teresa L. Carey, M.A.
  • Science Writer/Editor
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Prabarna Ganguly
Prabarna Ganguly, Ph.D.
  • Science Writer/Editor
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Kiara S. Palmer
Kiara S. Palmer, M.A.
  • Communications & Social Media Specialist
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Christopher R. Donohue
Christopher Donohue, Ph.D.
  • Historian
  • NHGRI History of Genomics Program
Montooth
Jennifer L. Montooth, M.A.
  • Archivist
  • NHGRI History of Genomics Program
Zach M. Utz
Zach M. Utz, M.A.
  • Archivist
  • NHGRI History of Genomics Program
Britny J. Kish
Britny J. Kish
  • Program Specialist
  • Communications and Public Liaison Branch
Devona Perrineau
Devona Perrineau
  • Operations Coordinator for the Director
  • Division of Policy, Communications, and Education

Last updated: September 20, 2018