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September 19, 2018 CSR Press Office
Center for Scientific Review 301-435-1111
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has selected Dr. Alexei Kondratyev to be the new Chief of its Integrative, Functional, and Cognitive Neuroscience (IFCN) Integrated Review Group. He has served as the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) for CSR’s Chronic Dysfunction and Integrative Neurodegeneration Study Section.
Dr. Kondratyev brings the right combination of strengths for this job,” said Dr. Noni Byrnes, Acting CSR Director. “His perspectives as an NIH awardee, reviewer and scientific review officer, combined with his managerial experience and strong grasp of peer review policy make him well-suited to oversee the review of functional neuroscience applications and staff activities in this important IRG.”
As IFCN’s Chief, Dr. Kondratyev will oversee 10 study sections that review NIH grant applications that cover a broad range of neuroscience research to advance knowledge of how the nervous system is organized and functions at an integrative, systems level.
He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Institute of Molecular Biology in Moscow, Russia, and did postdoctoral training first at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and then in the Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Kondratyev later joined the faculty of Georgetown University, where he served as associate professor of pediatrics and pharmacology and headed the Laboratory of Pediatric Epilepsy Research. His research focused on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection, neuronal DNA damage and repair, neurotrophic factors, animal models of acute neuronal injury, and the developmental effects of antiepileptic drugs.
CSR organizes the peer review groups that evaluate most of the grant applications submitted to NIH. These groups include experienced and respected researchers from across the country and abroad. Since 1946, CSR’s mission has been to see that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely reviews — free from inappropriate influences — so NIH can fund the most promising research. CSR also receives all incoming applications and assigns them to the NIH institutes and centers that fund grants. For more information, go to CSR’s Web site—http://www.csr.nih.gov—or phone 301-435-1111.
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