Dr. Lisa Spain : NIDDK

Dr. Lisa Spain

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 695
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-451-9871

Email: spainl@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:
Program Director, Immunobiology of Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Endocrine Diseases

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

1)  Maintain and foster type 1 diabetes and autoimmune endocrine diseases research through a portfolio of grants on the pathogenic mechanisms and etiology of autoimmunity.  
 2)  Oversee immunological aspects of the activities of Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, an  international consortium of clinical centers and affiliate sites for clinical trials for the prevention and reversal of type 1 diabetes

3) Work with Dr. Guillermo Arreaza-Rubin on management of a contract for testing agents of prevention/ reversal of type 1 diabetes in rodent models of diabetes


Previous Training and Experience:

Ph.D.., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (1983-1990)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University Department of Cellular and Molecular

      Biology, Cambridge, MA (1991-1993)

Assistant Professor, Wistar Institute, and Wistar Institute Assistant Professor of

      Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 


Scientist II, Holland Laboratories for Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross and

      Associate Professor, Immunology Department, George Washington University

            Medical School (1999-2004)

Committees/ Working Groups:

NIH Autoimmune Disease Coordinating Committee (NIDDK Rep)

NIDDK Clinical Sciences Working Group
NIDDK/DEM Autoimmunity/Transplantation Working Group

NIDDK/DEM Resources and Technologies Administrative Team

Other Activities:
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Immunology, International Immunology, Journal of Experimental Medicine

Intramural Research

Assist in analysis of autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes clinical trials, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, Branch Chief, David Harlan, M.D.

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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