U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Christopher Mullins
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-451-4902
Email: mullinsc@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • National Research Council AssociateshipCell Biology and Metabolism Branch, NICHD, NIH1997-2002
  • Ph.D.Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Medicine1997
  • M.S.Department of Biology, University of Louisville1993

Christopher Mullins, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I serve as the Director of Cell Biology Programs in Urologic and Kidney Disease.  This involves oversight of studies of fundamental aspects of urologic and kidney disorders and relevant translational science at the NIDDK.  My primary research interests include benign prostate disease; urologic pain syndromes; contributions of pathogens to urologic diseases; and the cellular biology of the kidney, bladder, and lower urinary tract.

I currently serve as a project scientist for the NIDDK’s Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network (www.mappnetwork.org/) and as the director for the KUH Collaborative Grants program for Program Project Grants and Resource-Related Studies.

I also provide development and oversight for additional NIDDK initiatives, including the recent NIDDK Prostate Research Strategic Plan, and I represent the NIDDK on numerous NIH working groups.

​Research Programs

Diabetic Urologic Disease
The NIDDK Diabetic Urologic Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic uropathy and its progression

Kidney Basic Research
The NIDDK Kidney Basic Research program supports basic and translational research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression

Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging
The NIDDK Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging program promotes the development of new technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of renal disease

Urology Basic Research
The NIDDK Urology Basic Research program supports basic and translational research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying noncancerous urologic disease and its progression

Urology Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging
The NIDDK Urology Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging program promotes the development of new technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of noncancerous urologic disease

Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases

Urology Developmental Biology and Aging
The NIDDK Urology Developmental Biology and Aging program supports basic and translational research on the developing and aging lower genitourinary tract

Current Committee Memberships

  • KUH Grants Program for Program Project Grants and Resource-Related Studies Working GroupChair
  • Trans-NIDDK Microbiome Working GroupNIDDK Representative
  • NIDDK Centers Working Group on Cores/Shared ResourcesNIDDK Representative
  • Trans-NIH Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Working GroupNIDDK Representative
  • Trans-NIH Pain ConsortiumNIDDK Representative