Dr. Rebekah Rasooly : NIDDK

Dr. Rebekah Rasooly

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 643
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-594-6007
Fax: 301-480-3510
Email: rasoolyr@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:
Deputy Director, DKUH
Director, Program in Genetics and Genomics, DKUH

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

KUH Divisional administration:

            • Deputy for administration 

            • Funds manager


KUH Portfolio:

            • Human genetic/molecular genetic studies of single-gene or genetically complex kidney/urologic diseases

            • Project Officer for the FIND (Family Investigation of Nephropathy & Diabetes) study

            • Genomics and genetics studies of the kidney and GU tract in animal models

            • Research related to rare familial calcium oxalate stone diseases, including support of the International Registry for Hereditary Calcium Stone Diseases

            • Genetic and genomic tool development for humans and model organisms, including the non-mammalian model organisms



            • Project Officer for the NIDDK Central Repositories contracts

            • Project Officer for whole genome association studies of the EDIC, GoKinD and FIND diabetic complications cohorts




             • Project Director for the Zebrafish Gene Collection full-length cDNA project

            • Project Director for the Zebrafish Gene Collection full-length cDNA project

Previous Training and Experience:

AB, Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University (1982)

Ph.D., Genetics, Michigan State University (1989)

Belfer Post-doctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dept. of Molecular Genetics (1990-1992)

Clare Boothe Luce Asst. Professor of Biological Sciences, St. John’s University, NY (1992-99)

NSF Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University (1993-94)

Associate Deputy Scientific Director, On-line Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (part-time), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1998-99)

Deputy Branch Chief, Genetics & Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH (2001)

Program Director, Genetics & Genomics, National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH (1999-2001)

Committees/ Working Groups:
Co-chair, Trans-NIH Zebrafish Coordinating Committee
NIDDK Representative, Trans-NIH Genomics Committee
NIDDK Representative, NIH Roadmap Working Group on Molecular Libraries/Molecular Imaging
NIDDK Representative, Trans-NIH Bioethics Committee's (T-NBC) Subcommittee on Human Data and Specimens
Leader, NIH Gene-Environment Initiative Translational Working Group

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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