U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) performs quadrennial reviews of independently resourced scientists in the NIDDK Intramural Research Program.  The Scientific Director​ continually refines the structure of the IRP in response to these findings and overall advances in the field.  The NIDDK Advisory Council receives a report annually of BSC activities.

BSC Membership


Townes, Tim M., Ph.D. 
Professor and Chairman
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Birmingham, AL 35294
Serving until 6/30/2016​​      

Bianco, Antonio C., Ph.D., M.D.                
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL 33136
Serving until 6/30/2016

Corbett, Anita H., Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Co-Director of Emory MSTP Training Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA 30322
Serving until 6/30/2019

Ellenberger, Tom E., Ph.D., D.V.M.
Professor and Head
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110
Serving until 6/30/2016

Fraser, Claire M., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Institute for Genome Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21201
Serving until 6/30/2019

Levi, Moshe, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics and
Bioengineering Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, CO 80045
Serving until 6/30/2018

Lovett, Susan T., Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Rosenstiel Research Center
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454
Serving until 6/30/2016

Tontonoz, Peter J., Ph.D., M.D.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Serving until 6/30/2017