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Division of Intramural Research

Office of the Scientific Director
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D. NIDCD Scientific Director NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-971 +1 301 443 2766
Elyssa Monzack, Ph.D. Intramural Chief of Staff NIHBC 35A - PNRC II GF-109 +1 301 827 4184
Carter Van Waes, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Director NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7N240D +1 301 402 4216
Karen Fischer Office Manager NIHBC 35A - PNRC II GF-104 +1 301 435 5656
Intramural Research Administration Branch (IRAB)
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Lynne Penn Chief Administrative Officer NIHBC 35A - PNRC II GF-105 +1 301 402 3365
Ralph Lopez Deputy Chief Administrative Officer NIHBC 35A - PNRC II GF-118 +1 301 402 3365
Molecular Biology Genetics Section
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Parna Chattaraj Biologist 35A 1F204D +1 301 402 8038
Isabelle Roux NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-233 +1 301 496 7036
Kerstin Valente NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-202C +1 301 443 2686
Section on Auditory Mechanics
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Richard Chadwick, Ph.D. Scientist Emeritus NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-121 +1 301 435 1957
Sonya T. Smith, Ph.D. Special Volunteer NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1E-614 +1 301 451 6383
Section on Brain Imaging and Modeling
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Barry Horwitz, Ph.D. Scientist Emeritus NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7N240 +1 301 594 7755
Section on Developmental Neuroscience
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D. Senior Investigator NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-993 +1 301 435 8075
Sarah Allen Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellow 35A 1D973 +1 301 435 8074
Weise Chang, Ph.D. Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D991D +1 301 435 8074
Elizabeth Driver, Ph.D. Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D991B +1 301 435 8074
Rebecca Hipp Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D973C +1 301 435 8074
Susumu Sakamoto Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-993 +1 301 435 8075
Tessa Sanders, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D975B +1 301 435 8074
Section on Genetics of Communication Disorders
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. Scientist Emeritus NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-127
Section on Human Genetics
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D. Senior Investigator NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-141 +1 301 496 7882
Inna Belyantseva Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F149A +1 301 435 8204
Alexander Findlen Callahan NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-202
Rabia Faridi Pre-Doctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F143D +1 301 594 4174
Maria Cristina Fenollar Ferrer Research Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F149A +1 301 435 8204
Brenda Quinones Flores NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-141
Yuliya Sokolova Contractor Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F147
Christina Takla Post Baccalaureate IRTA 35A 1F147-D +1 301 402 4207
Elizabeth Wilson Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F147A +1 301 402 7903
Barbara Zwiesler Technical Lab Manager NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F147C +1 301 435 5599
Section on Neuronal Circuitry
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Catherine Weisz, Ph.D. Tenure-Track Investigator NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3E-450 +1 301 827 9014
Mary (Grace) Chaves, B.A. Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D802A +1 301 827 9014
Matthew Fischl, Ph.D. Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow +1 301 827 9014
Sian Kitcher, Ph.D. Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D802C +1 301 827 9014
Kirupa Suthakar, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D804B +1 301 827 9014
Lester Torres Cadenas, M.S. Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D-802 +1 301 402 4219
Section on Sensory Cell Biology
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D. NIDCD Scientific Director NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-971 +1 301 443 2766
Melanie Barzik, Ph.D. Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D955D +1 301 827 4172
Katharine Fernandez, Au.D., Ph.D. Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D955 +1 301 496 5699
Nicole Folan Postbaccalaureate IRTA NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D971 +1 301 443 2766
John Lee Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-955C +1 301 827 4172
Jaylen Mumphrey NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D971 +1 301 443 2766
Cathy Sung, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (IRTA) NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D953D +1 301 451 2012
Lizhen (Jenny) Wang, Ph.D. Biologist/Lab Manager NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-953 +1 301 443 5884
Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Katie Kindt, Ph.D. Senior Investigator NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-933 +1 301 443 2626
Roberto Aponte-Rivera Predoctoral IRTA Fellow (GPP) 35A 1D951 +1 301 594 6063
Sandeep David Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D931A +1 301 443 2626
Saman Hussain Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D931 +1 301 402 6284
Alma Jukic Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D931A +1 301 594 6063
Daria Lukasz Predoctoral IRTA Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-931 +1 301 594 8110
Qiuxiang Zhang, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D951B +1 301 451 6058
Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Doris K. Wu, Ph.D. Senior Investigator NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-824 +1 301 402 4214
Youngrae Ji, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D844C +1 301 402 4215
Azra Maqsood Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D908 +1 301 402 4215
Michael Mulheisen Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D842B +1 301 402 4215
Sho Ota Research Fellow (VP) NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D844 +1 301 402 4215
Lok Sum Wong, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D844 +1 301 435 5797
Section on Structural Cell Biology
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Bechara Kachar, M.D. Senior Investigator NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D-824 +1 301 402 1600
Runjia Cui Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D-844 +1 301 594 8297
Felipe Montecinos Franjola Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D844C +1 301 435 5116
Ranjan Sengupta Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D842B +1 301 402 1600
Willy Sun Supplemental Predoctoral IRTA Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 3D842E +1 301 402 1600
Tumor Biology Section
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Carter Van Waes, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Director NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7N240D +1 301 402 4216
Zhong Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Staff Scientist 10 7N240 +1 301 435 2073
Hui Cheng Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F125 +1 301 451 9171
Adeeb Derakhshan NIH Medical Research Scholar BG 10 RM 5D50 304-881-3170
Ethan Morgan NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S240 +1 301 827 6933
Anthony Saleh Research Fellow NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S250 +1 301 451 9810
Section on Translational Tumor Immunology
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Clint T. Allen, M.D. Principal Investigator NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7N240C +1 301 827 5620
Ke Bai, Ph.D. Contract Scientist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 5B39 +1 202 368 6628
Jay Friedman, Ph.D. Contract Scientist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S243 +1 301 402 4216
Angel Huynh Contract Technician NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S240 +1 301 827 5608
Wojtek Krzysztof Mydlarz, M.D. NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 5C407 +1 301 402 4216
Yvette Robbins Contract Biologist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S240 +1 301 402 4216
Christian Samaniego Davila NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S240 +1 301 827 5620
Xinping Yang, M.D. Biologist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S250 +1 301 435 2075
Advanced Imaging Core
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Ronald S. Petralia, Ph.D. Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-125 +1 301 496 3804
Ya-Xian Wang, M.D. Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1E-614 +1 301 496 3805
Audiology Unit
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Carmen C. Brewer, Ph.D Chief Research Audiologist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 5C422B +1 301 496 5294
Talah Wafa, Au.D. Doctoral fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-951 +1 301 402 2154
Christopher Zalewski, Ph.D. Research Audiologist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 5C422A +1 301 496 5145
Genomics and Computational Biology Core
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Begum Choudhury Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F310 +1 301 443 2401
Robert Morell, Ph.D. Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-103 +1 301 402 4249
Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D., CCC-A Staff Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-913 +1 301 402 2154
Katya Krasnopolsky NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-123 +1 301 594 1043
Talah Wafa, Au.D. Doctoral fellow NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1D-951 +1 301 402 2154
Veterinary Husbandry and Care Program
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
James McGehee, DVM Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer NIHBC 35A - PNRC II GE-352 +1 301 402 0223
Auditory Development and Restoration Program
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Michael Hoa, M.D. Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-226 +1 301 435 3455
Shoujun Gu Bioinformatics Scientist (Contractor) NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F240D +1 301 451 4271
Rafal Olszewski, Ph.D. Biologist (Animal) NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-240 +1 301 451 7305
Inner Ear Gene Therapy Program
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Wade Chien, M.D., FACS Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F-220 +1 301 443 2504
Kevin Isgrig Biologist NIHBC 35A - PNRC II 1F240D +1 301 443 2504
Sinonasal and Skull Base Tumor Program
Name NIDCD Title Building Room Phone
Nyall R. London Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7N240 +1 301 402 4216
Sreenivasulu Gunti Scientist (contractor) NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7S240 +1 301 827 5619
Kenny Vu, M.S. Animal biologist NIHBC 10 - CLINICAL CENTER 7N256 +1 301 827 6933