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

Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and program director in the Postdoctoral Training Branch of the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. He manages grants in the division’s Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT R25), Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA K12), and Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE T34) portfolios. Additionally, he serves as program official for the NIH Diversity Program Consortium's Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD U54), National Research Mentoring Network Science of Mentoring, Networking, and Navigating Career Transition Points (NRMN U01), and Dissemination and Translation Awards (DPC DaTA) portfolios. He also oversees 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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