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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.
Chair
Member until Jun. 2019
Professor, Department of Biology
Emory University School of Medicine

Bartolomei, Marisa S., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2021
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Bezerra, Jorge A., M.D.
Member until Jun. 2022
Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Care Center
University of Cincinnati
Department of Pediatrics

Fraser, Claire M., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2019
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Institute for Genome Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Merchant, Juanita L., M.D., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2021
H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan
Division of Gastroenterology