George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director

George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director


Mission Statement:

1. Provides Scientific, program, and administrative leadership for the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research;

2. promotes an environment conducive to productive research; and

3. coordinates activities, establishes priorities, and analyzes and evaluates progress.

Staff: 

Name Title E-Mail Phone
George Kunos, MD/PhD Scientific Director gkunos@mail.nih.gov 301.443.2069
Kim Bochniak Secretary kboch@niaaa.nih.gov 301.443.1234
Emily Kirby Secretary

kirbyemily@mail.nih.gov

301.443.9643

 

NIAAA Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board of Scientific Counselors is comprised of eminent scientists with expertise in alcohol research and related areas of scientific endeavor. Employed outside of NIH, they periodically convene to review the quality of NIAAA intramural science and scientists and advise the Scientific Director. NIAAA is most appreciative of their efforts.
 

 Board Members   [Terms conclude in the year designated in brackets.]
 

CHAIRPERSON

Nagy, Laura E., Ph.D.          [2020]
Professor
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic, Pathobiology
Cleveland, OH
https://www.lerner.ccf.org/pathobio/nagy/(link is external)

MEMBERS

De Araujo, Ivan E., Ph.D.          [2021]
Associate Professor
John B. Pierce Laboratory
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
http://jbpierce.org/faculty/ivan-de-araujo-dphil/(link is external)

De Wit, Harriett, Ph.D.                   [2023] 
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Pritzker School of Medicine
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/directory/harriet-de-wit-phd

Evans, Christopher                          [2023]
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, UCLA Brain Research Institute
Stefan Hatos Endowed Chair, Director
Shirley and Stephan Hatos Center of Neuropharmacology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.bri.ucla.edu/people/christopher-j-evans-phd

Mitchell, Mack C., Jr., M.D.          [2021]
Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/124226/mack-mitchell.html(link is external)
 
Nestler, Eric J., M.D., Ph.D.          [2020]
Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience
Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Friedman Brain Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/eric-j-nestler(link is external)

Paladini, Carlos, Ph.D.                    [2023]
Associate Professor
John B. Pierce Laboratory
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven CT
https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/CarlosPaladini.html

Ron, Dorit, Ph.D.                               [2020]
Endowed Chair
Professor in Residence
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
http://aarg.ucsf.edu/dorit-ron(link is external)
 
Valenzuela, C. Fernando, M.D., Ph.D.          [2020]
Regents' Professor
Department of Neurosciences
School of Medicine
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, NM
http://hsc.unm.edu/nmarc/directory/researcher-profiles/fernando-valenzue...(link is external)

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Kunos, George, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Director
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Rockville, MD

Updated on December 27, 2018