The Boards of Scientific Counselors (BSCs) were established at the NIH to assist the Scientific Directors in evaluating the quality of the intramural research programs for which they are responsible. The NIDA BSC is composed of individuals who themselves have outstanding scientific credentials and who are committed to providing rigorous, objective reviews of the intramural research program of NIDA.
Upcoming NIDA IRP BSC Meetings
Oct. 26-27, 2021
May 3-4, 2022
Oct. 25-26, 2022
May 2-3, 2023
Oct. 24-25, 2023
Laura Bohn, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine; Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute (Florida Campus)
Regina Carelli, Ph.D., Chair
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor & Associate Chair
Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina
William Carlezon, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Basic Neuroscience
Director, Behavioral Genetics Laboratory
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital
Lakshmi A. Devi, Ph.D., Representative – National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse
Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment
Professor of Pharmacological Sciences; Neuroscience; and Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Michael Frank, Ph.D.
Director, Carney Center for Computational Brain Science
Edgar L. Marston Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences
Professor, Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Carney Institute for Brain Science
Margaret Haney, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)
Chiang-Shan (Ray) Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Yale University School of Medicine
Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
John Mantsch, Ph.D.
Florence J. Williams Professor and Chair of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michael Nader, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology
Professor of Radiology
Director, Center for Neurobiology of Addiction Treatment
Co-Director, Center for Research on Substance Use and Addiction
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Laura O’Dell, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research
Professor, Department of Psychology
The University of Texas at El Paso
Lara Ray, Ph.D.
Shirley M. Hatos Term Chair in Clinical Neuropharmacology
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Dorit Ron, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology
University of California, San Francisco
Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D. (Pending)
Regents’ Professor, Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico
Nurulain Zaveri, Ph.D.
Founder, President & Chief Scientific Officer