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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

5 Research Court, 2B-28

(301) 402-2829

David Robinson, Ph.D.
Deputy Scientific Director
5 Research Court, 2B-32 (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
5 Research Court, 2B-22A (301) 402-3365  

Ralph Lopez
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

5 Research Court, 2B-22E (301) 402-3365  
Vernary Taylor
Administrative Officer
5 Research Court, 2B-22 (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, 8S235A (301) 402-1497 PET and fMRI activation studies of language
Section on Brain Imaging and Modeling
Barry Horwitz, Ph.D. 10, 8S235B (301) 594-7755 Neuromodeling, functional brain imaging, and language
Otolaryngology Branch
Molecular Biology and Genetics Section
Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D. 5 Research Court, 1A-13 (301) 402-2829 Molecular mechanisms of genetic deafness
Laboratory of Cochlear Development
Developmental Neuroscience Section
Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D. 35 Convent Dr, 2A100 (301) 435-8075 Development of the mammalian cochlea
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development
Doris K. Wu, Ph.D. 5 Research Court, 2B-34 (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. 5 Research Court, 2A-19 (301) 496-7882 Molecular genetics of hereditary deafness
Laboratory of Communication Disorders
Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. 5 Research Court, 2B-46 (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, 5D/49
(301) 435-1957 Biomechanics of cochlear fine tuning
Section on Sensory Cell Biology
Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D. 5 Research Court (301) 443-2766 Mechanosensory hair cells that are the receptor cells of hearing and balance
Laboratory of Cell Structure and Dynamics
Section on Structural Cell Biology
Bechara Kachar, M.D. 50 South Drive, 4-4140 (301) 402-1600 Molecular basis of transduction in auditory sensory organs
Section on Synaptic Transmission
Stephan D. Brenowitz, Ph.D. 50 South Drive, 4152 (301) 496-6069 Synaptic mechanisms of auditory signaling
Research Support and Core Services
Audiology Unit
Carmen Brewer, Ph.D. Bldg 10, Rm 5C306
(301) 496-5294  
Advanced Imaging Core
Ron Petralia, Ph.D. Bldg 50, Rm 4142 (301) 496-3804  
Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility
Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Bldg 10, Rm 5C306 (301) 402-2154  
Veterinary Husbandry and Care Program
James McGehee, DVM 5 Research Court, 1A-15C (301) 402-0223  
Neurotology Program
Wade Chien, M.D.

Bldg 10, Rm 4-2732

(301) 402-4216