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Organizational Chart: Division of Intramural Research

Division of Intramural Research (DIR)

Name Bldg/Room Phone Current Research Initiatives
Office of the Scientific Director
Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Director

35, GF103

(301) 402-2829

David Robinson, Ph.D.
Deputy Scientific Director
35, GF109 (301) 496-1601
Carter Van Waes, M.D.
Clinical Director
10 CRC, 4-2732 (301) 402-4216
Intramural Research Administration Branch (IRAB)
Lynne Penn
Chief Administrative Officer
35, GF105 (301) 402-3365

Ralph Lopez
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

35, GF118 (301) 402-3365
Head and Neck Surgery Branch
Tumor Biology Section
Carter Van Waes, M.D. 10 CRC, 4-2732 (301) 402-4216 Molecular pathogenesis and therapy of cancers affecting human communication
Voice, Speech, and Language Branch
Language Section
Allen Braun, M.D. 10, 5D37 (301) 402-1497 PET and fMRI activation studies of language
Section on Brain Imaging and Modeling
Barry Horwitz, Ph.D. 10, 5D39 (301) 594-7755 Neuromodeling, functional brain imaging, and language
Otolaryngology Branch
Molecular Biology and Genetics Section
Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D. 35, GF103 (301) 496-1960 Molecular mechanisms of genetic deafness
Laboratory of Cochlear Development
Developmental Neuroscience Section
Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D. 35, 1D993 (301) 435-8075 Development of the mammalian cochlea
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development
Doris K. Wu, Ph.D. 35, 1D824 (301) 402-4214 Molecular basis for the morphogenesis of the inner ear
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Section on Human Genetics
Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D. 35, 1F141 (301) 496-7882 Molecular genetics of hereditary deafness
Laboratory of Communication Disorders
Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. 35, 1F127 (301) 402-4930 Genetic linkage and positional cloning in human communication disorders
Laboratory of Cellular Biology
Section on Auditory Mechanics
Richard Chadwick, Ph.D. 10, 5D49
(301) 435-1957 Biomechanics of cochlear fine tuning
Section on Sensory Cell Biology
Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D. 35, 1D971 (301) 443-2766 Mechanosensory hair cells that are the receptor cells of hearing and balance
Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function
Katie Kindt, Ph.D. 35, 1D933 (301) 443-2626 Genetics and neuroimaging of hair cell development in zebrafish
Laboratory of Cell Structure and Dynamics
Section on Structural Cell Biology
Bechara Kachar, M.D. 35, 3D824 (301) 402-1600 Molecular basis of transduction in auditory sensory organs
Section on Neuronal Circuitry
Catherine Weisz, Ph.D. 35, 3E450 (301) 402-6836 Synaptic transmission and electrical properties of auditory neurons

Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist Program
Translational Tumor Immunology Program
Clint T. Allen, M.D. 10, 4-2732 (301) 402-4216
Inner Ear Gene Therapy Program
Wade Chien, M.D., FACS 35A, 1F-220 (301) 443-2504
Auditory Development and Restoration Program
Michael Hoa, M.D. 35A, 1D-973 (301) 451-1365

Research Support and Core Services
Advanced Imaging Core
Ron Petralia, Ph.D. 35, 1E614 (301) 496-3804
Audiology Unit
Carmen Brewer, Ph.D. 10, 5C306
(301) 496-5294
Genomics and Computational Biology Core
Robert Morell, Ph.D. 35, 1F226 (301) 402-4249
Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility
Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D. 35, 1E621 (301) 402-2154
Veterinary Husbandry and Care Program
James McGehee, DVM 35, GE352 (301) 402-0223

Building 35 is the Porter Neuroscience Research Center.