U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cindy Roy

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8805
Email: cindy.roy@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Adjunct Assistant Professor of HematologyJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine2007-2014
  • Instructor of PediatricsChildren's Hospital Boston2004-2007
  • Research Fellowship, HematologyChildren's Hospital Boston2000-2004
  • Doctoral TrainingOregon Health Science University1996-2000
  • Ph.D.Oregon Health Sciences University2000
  • B.S.University of Maryland Baltimore County1996

Cindy N. Roy, Ph.D.

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

Current Responsibilities & Activities

The NIDDK Hematology portfolio is focused on basic research to improve the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of non-malignant hematopoietic diseases. My portfolio is comprised of investigator-initiated projects which aim to define the molecular regulators of heme biosynthesis and systemic, cellular and mitochondrial iron-homeostasis as it applies to erythropoiesis and iron overload; the biology of terminal maturation of erythrocytes and leukocytes; and the pathogenesis of bone marrow failure and myelodysplastic syndrome. For projects involving maintenance of hematopoietic stem cell  quiescence; transcriptional control of hematopoietic cell fate; or globin transcriptional control, please contact my colleague, Dr. Terry Bishop. I am also the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (KUH) contact for the Porphyria Consortium of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).

​Research Programs

Erythropoiesis and Hemoglobin
The NIDDK Erythropoiesis and Hemoglobin program supports work on the molecular and cellular biological pathways involved in erythroid cell differentiation