Sydella Blatch, Ph.D., is a program director in the
Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) and the
Division of Genetics, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (GMCDB). She manages the
Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE), predoctoral institutional training grants in the
Biobehavioral Interface and
Transdisciplinary Basic Biomedical Sciences, and a portfolio of cell biology grants involving protein processing and export, Golgi, and ER. Sydella is the lead program officer for the the NIH Diversity Program Consortium’s (DPC)
Sponsored Programs Administration Development (SPAD) program and she co-manages
Research on Interventions for the biomedical research workforce, Maximizing Access to Research Careers, and
Support for Scientific Meetings.
Prior to joining NIGMS, Sydella worked as a program manager in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s Office of Research Training and Development, as director of professional development for the American Society for Cell Biology, and was an associate professor of biology at Stevenson University.
Sydella earned a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University. She conducted postdoctoral studies at the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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