George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director

George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director

Mission Statement:

1. Provides Scientific, program, and administrative leadership for the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research;

2. promotes an environment conducive to productive research; and

3. coordinates activities, establishes priorities, and analyzes and evaluates progress.


Name Title E-Mail Phone
George Kunos, MD/PhD Scientific Director 301.443.2069
Kim Bochniak Secretary 301.443.1234
Emily Kirby Secretary



NIAAA Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board of Scientific Counselors is comprised of eminent scientists with expertise in alcohol research and related areas of scientific endeavor. Employed outside of NIH, they periodically convene to review the quality of NIAAA intramural science and scientists and advise the Scientific Director. NIAAA is most appreciative of their efforts.

Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D.  Chair
Chancellor's Professor
P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Director of Hereditary Genomics Division
Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Indiana University School of Medicine
410 West Tenth Street
Health Information and Translational Sciences Building, HS 4021
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Rexford S. Ahima, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
12-104 Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Building 421
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Human Genetics
Director, Psychiatric Genetics Research Program
Director of the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Department of Psychiatry
Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
BIOTECH I, Room 1-123
800 E. Leigh Street
PO Box 980126
Richmond, VA 23298-0126

Scott M. Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Physiology
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
655 West Baltimore St. BRB 5-007
Baltimore, MD 21201

Yusuf A. Hannun, M.D.
Director, The Cancer Center at Stony Brook Medicine
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine
Stony Brook University
Health Science Center, L-4, 178
Stony Brook, NY 11794 
631-444-8067  Office
631-638-2304  Cancer Center

Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division
Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research
Director, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425

Charles N. Serhan, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury
Brigham and Women's Hospital
The Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia (Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology) Harvard Medical School
Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Harvard Institutes of Medicine
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur (HIM 829)
Boston, MA 02115

James M. Ntambi, Ph.D.
Katherine Berns Von Donk Steenbock Professor
Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin- Madison
415B Biochemistry Addition
433 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1544