Dr. Rasooly Joins NIDA to expand genetics and cell

Deborah Deborah
Fri Sep 10 18:55:37 EST 1999

NIDA is pleased to announce that Dr. Rebekah Rasooly has 
recently joined the extramural research scientific staff as a 
Program Officer in the Division of Basic Research, Basic 
Neurobiology & Biological Systems Research Branch.  Dr. Rasooly 
has served as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of 
Biological Sciences at St. John's University in New York where she 
directed a research program on the genetics and cell biology of 
meiosis in Drosophila melanogaster. In 1996-97 she carried out
research on transposons in Drosophila melanogaster at Johns 
Hopkins University as the recipient of an NSF Visiting 
Professorship for Women grant.  Most recently, Dr. Rasooly has 
served as the Assistant Deputy Scientific Director of the On-line 
Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database at Johns Hopkins 
University School of Medicine. 

NIDA supports more than $600 million in drug abuse research 
annually and serves as the foundation of the Nation's investment in 
understanding the causes, consequences, and treatment of drug 
addiction.  In an effort to expand our understanding of the biology of 
drug addiction, NIDA funds research in many areas of basic 
research.  Dr. Rasooly has a special interest in developing a 
research portfolio that includes projects in the areas of cell biology, 
neurobiology and genetics in both mammals and non-mammalian 
model organisms.  She can be contacted at 301-402-3057 or by
email: Rrasooly at ngmsmtp.nida.nih.gov.

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