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Wagner Joins Center for Scientific Review

Dr. Paul Wagner has joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator for the new skeletal and muscle biology study section. He comes to CSR from NCI's Laboratory of Biochemistry, where he began his NIH career 17 years ago. His first 4 years at NCI were spent conducting basic research on proteins (myosins, actins, etc.) related to muscle contraction and cell motility as an Established Investigator for the American Heart Association. He then directed NCI research on the mechanisms of cell motility, tumor metastasis and neurotransmitter secretion. Before coming to NIH, he was an assistant research biochemist at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. He has published more than 50 articles in scientific journals.

Freund Joins CSR Study Section

Dr. Robert Freund has joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator of the experimental virology study section. He was at Harvard Medical School for 9 years, completing a postdoctoral fellowship and serving as an instructor and then an assistant professor of pathology. He studied molecular virology and tumor induction using polyomavirus in mice. Freund spent another 8 years at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, where he was an assistant professor in the department of microbiology and immunology. Continuing his polyomavirus research, he studied signal transduction and cell cycle control. He published numerous journal articles and completed a term on the editorial board of the Journal of Virology before coming to NIH.


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