The Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB) promotes research on ways in which neuronal and behavioral systems are influenced by genetic, developmental, and environmental factors in conjunction with alcohol exposure to engender alcohol use disorder.

 

Featured Funding Opportunities

Below are some of our current funding opportunity announcements. Before submitting your application, please reach out to the staff member listed under “Scientific/Research Contacts” of the announcement to learn more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
• Does your research proposal align with the NIAAA mission?
Answer:  We advise you to contact a Program Director listed either below or on a particular Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to discuss your research interest before preparing your application. This will not only help determine whether your proposal is of interest to NIAAA, but will aid in the preparation of your grant application. 
 
• Who should I contact within the division about my research proposal?
Answer: Below is a list of Program Directors and their areas of research interests. The best way to contact a Program Director whose interest aligns with your own is via email and a Program Director will contact you soon thereafter.
 
• What is the process for applying for funding?
Answer: When submitting a grant application to NIAAA, extramural researchers can find instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement to which they are applying. 
See the NIAAA application process homepage for information about grant applications, the peer review process, and understanding how applications are selected for funding.

 

Our Staff

Name

Position

Focus Area

Antonio B. Noronha, Ph.D.

Email: anoronha@mail.nih.gov

301-443-7722

 

Director
 

Director, Division Neuroscience & Behavior 
 

Mark D. Egli, PH.D.

Email: megli@mail.nih.gov

301-594-6382

 

Deputy Division Director Deputy Division Director; Behavioral Neuroscience; Preclinical Medication Development; Pain

Mohammed Akbar, Ph.D.  

Email: akbarm@mail.nih.gov

301-443-6009 

 

Program Officer

Neuronal Signaling; Neuroendocrinology; Neurodegeneration; GPCR Signaling; Metabolism and Stress

Changhai Cui, Ph.D.

Email: Changhai.cui@mail.nih.gov

301-443-1678

 

Program Officer Molecular neuroscience; Signaling transduction; Neuromodulation; Neurotechnology

Ivana Grakalic, Ph.D.

Email: igrakalic@mail.nih.gov

301-443-7600

 

Program Officer Learning & Memory; Aggression; Behavioral Control; Comorbidity and Polysubstance Use

Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D.

Email: igrandis@mail.nih.gov

301-443-0606

 

Program Officer Stress, PTSD, Neuroendocrinology; Neuroimmunology; Training

Qi-Ying Liu, M.D., M.S.

Email: liuqiy@mail.nih.gov

301-443-2678

 

Program Officer Cellular Neurobiology & Neurocircuitry; Synaptic Plasticity, Neuroadaptation, Neuromodulation

John A. Matochik, Ph.D.

Email: jmatochi@mail.nih.gov

301-451-7319

 

Program Officer Neuroimaging; Computational Neuroscience; Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; FAS/FASD

Abbas Parsian, Ph.D.

Email: aparisian@mail.nih.gov

301-443-5733

 

Program Officer

Human Genetics & Genomics; Next Generation Sequencing; Genetic Networks; G x E

Soundar Regunathan, Ph.D.

Email: regunathans@mail.nih.gov

301-443-1192

 

Program Officer

Neurotoxicology; Pain; Brain Injury; Neurogenesis and Neurodevelopment

Matthew Reilly, Ph.D.

Email: reillymt@mail.nih.gov

301-594-6228

 

Program Officer

Molecular genetics; functional genomics; proteomics

Benjamin Xu. Ph.D.

Email: Benxu1@mail.nih.gov

301-443-6545

Program Officer

Cognitive Neuroscience; Functional Neuroimaging