Biographical Sketch: Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.

Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D., oversees the Institute's Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training programs​ in the Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity. ​He manages the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program, grants on the Science of Science Policy in the biomedical research enterprise (SCIS​IPBIO), and scientific conference grants (R13)​. He also manages research grants in the areas of stem cell biology for the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Gibbs previously directed the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program and before that he was a program analyst in the Institute’s former Office of Program Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation. Prior to joining NIGMS, he completed postdoctoral training as cancer prevention fellow at the National Cancer Institute, and was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. Gibbs earned a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in immunology from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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