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


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
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
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
Merchant, Juanita, L., M.D., Ph.D.
H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Integrative Physiology
Division of Gastroneterology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Serving until 6/30/2021
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