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Dr. Leslie Itsara

Dr. Leslie Itsara

Scientific Review Officer


Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences DBIB
Bioengineering Sciences and Technologies BST
Study Section:
Gene and Drug Delivery Systems GDD

Dr. Leslie Itsara obtained her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Washington, where she utilized genetic approaches to study mitochondrial DNA. She then performed post-doctoral research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and focused on elucidating neuronal mechanisms responsible for anesthesia. Prior to joining CSR, Dr. Itsara was the program director of a malaria vaccine company, and she focused on vaccine manufacturing and delivery.