- Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging – DNDA
- Emerging Technologies and Training in Neurosciences – ETTN
- Study Section:
- Fellowships: Biophysical, Physiological, Pharmacological and Bioengineering Neuroscience – F03B
Dr. Sussan Paydar serves as the Scientific Review Officer for CSR’s Biophysical, Physiological, Pharmacological, and Bioengineering Neuroscience Fellowship Study Section within the Emerging Technologies and Training Neurosciences Integrated Review Group. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, where her research primarily focused on developing neural maps of direction and frequency using cricket cercal sensory system as a model. Her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, was in developmental neurogenetics. She specifically examined genes involved in regulating regional specification and differentiation of the mammalian forebrain and spinal cord. Her earlier research at Johns Hopkins University and UC Berkeley included neuroanatomical and neurophysiological studies of the mammalian auditory pathways. Dr. Paydar joined NIH in 2001 as a scientific program analyst for the neurogenetics cluster at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She later joined National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of AIDS, Vaccine Research Program, where she served as the special assistant to the Director and as the primary lead for the management, planning, and coordination of a large extramural research scientific program for 14 years. She joined CSR in the spring of 2018.