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Office of the Scientific Director

The Office of the Scientific Director (OSD) supports basic and clinical research within the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) that is carried out by over 150 researchers (investigators, staff scientists and clinicians, and scientific support staff) in various research disciplines. The NEI intramural program also provides training for about 120 fellows and students. In addition, the OSD oversees several shared resources that include a genetic engineering facility, histopathology services, a biological imaging core, a visual function core, as well as veterinary services.

Examples of research carried in DIR include:

More information on the laboratories, investigators, and shared facilities


Name Title E-mail Phone (301)
Sheldon Miller, Ph.D.
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Scientific Director 451-6763
Sarah Sohraby, M.D., Ph.D.
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Deputy Scientific Director 451-6763
Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
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Program Manger 451-6763
Mica Gordon Intramural Administrative Specialist 451-6763
Maimon Levy Intramural Program Coordinator 402-1645
Melba Ashby Staff Assistant 451-6763

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