Dr. Beena Akolkar
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 6105
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Director, Immunopathogenesis and Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes Program
Coordinate Autoimmunity/Transplant research activities across DEM; manage Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes portfolio; serve as Program Director and Executive Secretary for International Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Consortium (T1DGC) and The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY); review projects for RAID program.
Serve as representative to or for:
TrialNet genetics, ancillary, and mechanistic committees
Matthews Media Group for needs of T1DGC and TEDDY
Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) (NIAID) Network Executive, Steering Comm.
and DSMB meetings
Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE) (NIAID) Steering Comm. and DSMB Autoimmunity Prevention Centers (APC) (NIAID) Steering Comm. and EAB
NOD sequencing contract (NIAID); rat genetics (NHLBI)
DEM representative for the central repository and for Extramural Policy and
Procedure Oversight Committee (EPPOC).
Previous Training and Experience:
Ph.D., Bombay University, Bombay, India (1980-1984)
Research Fellow, Cancer Research Institute, Bombay, India (1980-1985)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York (1985-1987)
Research Associate, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre, M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda, India. (1987-1989)
Research Associate, Dept. of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, North Shore University Hospital, New York (1989-1992)
Instructor, Cell Biology, Cornell University Medical College, Dept. of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, New York (1992-1995)
Instructor, Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, New York (1995-1996)
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, New York (1996-2000)
Committees/ Working Groups:
Autoimmunity/Transplant Working Group – coordinator
Resources and technologies Working Group
Type 1 Diabetes Working Group
Genomics Working Group Translation Working Group
Harmonizing type 1 diabetes autoantibodies for NIDDK
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