NIGMS Adds Four Members to Scientific Staff
Four scientific staff members recently joined NIGMS in several program areas.
Dr. Anissa Brown is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity (TWD), where she oversees the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative. Formerly, she was an acting health science administrator and program analyst in the Office of AIDS Research of the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives. Brown earned a B.A. in biological sciences and psychology and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Delaware, where she was also a graduate fellow.
Dr. Manas Chattopadhyay is a scientific review officer in the Office of Scientific Review. He coordinates the review for the Support of Competitive Research program as well as for applications in the areas of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. Before joining NIGMS, Chattopadhyay was a staff scientist in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics at NIDDK, where he was also a research fellow. He earned a B.Sc. in zoology, botany and chemistry from the University of Calcutta and a Ph.D. in biological science from the Bose Institute and Jadavpur University, both in India. Chattopadhyay conducted postdoctoral research at Jikei University School of Medicine in Japan and at NIDDK.
Dr. Haluk Resat is a program director in the Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He oversees grants in bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology and biological networks modeling. Resat comes to NIGMS from Washington State University, where he was an associate professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. He has also worked as a senior research scientist at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Resat formerly was an associate professor on the faculty of science at Koc University in Turkey. He earned a B.S. in physics and electrical engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey and a Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University. Resat was a postdoctoral fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of California,
Dr. Desiree Salazar is a program director in TWD. She administers Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training and BUILD grants. Salazar also manages the Research Supplements to Promote Re-entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers program. She was most recently a scientific program manager at the American Society for Cell Biology. Formerly, Salazar was a program education coordinator for the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) program at the University of California, San Diego. She earned a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Salazar conducted postdoctoral research and was an IRACDA fellow at the University of California, San Diego.