Hopp, Chen Have New Roles at NCCIH
Dr. Craig Hopp and Dr. Wen Chen of the NCCIH Division of Extramural Research recently assumed new roles within the division.
Hopp has been appointed deputy director of the division. Previously, he was acting chief of NCCIH’s Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch and a program director. In addition to his duties as deputy director, he will continue to oversee administration of the NCCIH Product Integrity Policy, serve as NCCIH lead on large-scale projects such as the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products Program and help shape the center’s research priorities. Hopp holds a Ph.D. in pharmacognosy from Purdue University.
Chen is new acting branch chief of basic and mechanistic research, overseeing NCCIH’s portfolio on the neurobiology and integrative physiology of mind and body programs and of natural products. She is also the center’s lead on various NIH-wide activities, including the NIH Common Fund’s SPARC program and the BRAIN Initiative. Chen received her Ph.D. in biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Harvard University.