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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


Corbett, Anita H., Ph.D. (2019)
Professor, Department of Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
1021 O Wayne Rollins Research Center
1510 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA  30322
Phone: (404) 727-4546
Fax: (404) 727-2738
Email: acorbe2@emory.edu

Bartolomei, Marisa S., Ph.D. (2021)
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
9-1223 Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6148
Phone: (215) 898-9063
Email: bartolom@mail.med.upenn.edu

Bezerra, Jorge A., MD (2022)
Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Care Center
University of Cincinnati
Department of Pediatrics
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 2010
Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039
Phone: (513) 636-3008
Email: Jorge.bezerra@cchmc.org

Fraser, Claire M., Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Institute for Genome Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine
801 W. Baltimore Street, 6th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-1481
Email: cmfraser@som.umaryland.edu

Merchant, Juanita L., M.D., Ph.D. (2021)
H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan
Division of Gastroenterology
BSRB, 2051
109 Zina Pitcher PL
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2200
Ph. 734-936-6365
Email: merchanj@med.umich.edu