Caprara Heads CSR Review Group
Dr. Mark Caprara has been named chief of the interdisciplinary molecular sciences and training (IMST) integrated review group at the Center for Scientific Review. He previously served as scientific review officer for CSR’s biodata management and analysis and instrumentation and systems development study sections.
Caprara will oversee IMST’s eight study sections that review NIH grant applications related to emerging technologies used to answer molecular questions and training applications in the molecular sciences. The breadth of fields covered include bioengineering, biochemistry, biophysics, cancer biology, cell biology, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics. IMST review panels also review small business grant applications.
Caprara earned his Ph.D. in biology from Temple University and conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas. He then went to Case Western Reserve University, where he was an assistant professor and researched the structural/functional relationships of proteins involved in the regulation of RNA processing. His lab also conducted research on mobile genetic elements.