Biographical Sketch: Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D.

Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. He manages the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), the Undergraduate Research Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE), and Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT). He also manages grants as part of the NIH Diversity Program Consortium’s (DPC) National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD), and DPC Dissemination and Translation Awards (DPC DaTA) program. Falcón-Morales also co-directs the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program. He also manages research grants in the area of multi-organ physiology in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry.

Before joining NIGMS, Falcón-Morales was a health program specialist in the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Prior to that, Falcón-Morales conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. in biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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