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 6/30/2014

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

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