NIGMS Gains Science Education Coordinator, Program
Dr. L. Tony Beck recently joined NIGMS as a program director in the Center for Research Capacity Building. In that role, he will continue to direct the Science Education Partnership Award program and other educational and diversity pipeline efforts that target pre-K to grade 12 students.
Prior to joining NIGMS, Beck managed science education projects in the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs and in the former National Center for Research Resources. During his 11 years at NCRR, he also managed Clinical and Translational Science Awards and human embryonic stem cell infrastructure programs. He started his NIH career in 2000 as a scientific review officer at NIAAA. For the decade before that, he worked for three different biotechnology companies in Maryland.
Beck earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in biological sciences at the University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of California, Irvine. He conducted postdoctoral research in Denver at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research in Denver.