Dr. Carmen Ufret-Vincenty

Dr. Carmen Ufret-Vincenty

Scientific Review Officer



Biography

Division:
Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences DPPS
Review Branch:
Immunology and Infectious Diseases B IIDB
Study Section:
Transplantation, Tolerance, and Tumor Immunology TTT

Dr. Carmen Ufret-Vincenty obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where her research focused on intracellular calcium signaling and its association with cell growth. She then embarked on research projects encompassing a range of disciplines, taking her from the Institute of Neurobiology in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington in Seattle. There, as a senior fellow, she combined genetic, proteomic, electrophysiological and microscopy techniques to study TRPV1 (capsaicin receptor), thought to be a “sensor” for heat and inflammatory pain. An interest in translational research inspired her to transition into clinical trial implementation and management at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Therapeutics Development Network Coordinating Center in the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining CSR, Dr. Ufret-Vincenty was Director of Lung Transplant Research at the CFF (Bethesda, MD) developing and overseeing research programs, building novel biorepositories linked to patient registries, and directing grant peer review.