Michele McGuirl, Ph.D., is the acting director of the
Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB). Before taking on this role, she was chief of the DRCB Research Advancement Programs Branch, where she oversaw the
IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Program (CTRN, CTRD, and I-CRRC) and managed grants for the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.
Prior to that, McGuirl served as a program director for grants in the biophysical studies of protein structure and function for the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences and as program director in the NCI Center for Cancer Training. Before joining the NIH, she was an NIGMS-funded researcher and faculty member at the University of Montana. Her research interests have included electron transfer, metallo-biochemistry, protein folding, and amyloid diseases. McGuirl earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Montana State University. She conducted postdoctoral research at The California Institute of Technology.
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