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Trans-NIH Coordinating Committee for Non-Mammalian Models (CCNMM) and Staff Contacts for Specific Model Organisms

This committee was established in response to the recommendations of the Non-Mammalian Models (NMM) Workshop. Its function is to plan and coordinate the development of genomic resources for non-mammalian model organisms, using the recommendations of the NMM workshop as a starting point. For each model organism, a lead institute or center will be identified. The lead institute or center will appoint a contact person who will take responsibility for coordinating genomic resources for that organism and will be the channel of communication with the community.

The first task of the CCNMM will be to gather accurate data about what is already being done in terms of genomic resources for each organism, both by NIH and by other organizations world wide. Using this information and the recommendations of the NMM workshop, the CCNMM will then identify what the initial needs for each organism are. Once requirements are identified, the CCNMM will encourage the lead ICs to develop plans for meeting them in collaboration with other ICs and other organizations as appropriate. Community involvement in this process will be essential. Exactly what is done will be tailored to the needs of the organism community and the extent of NIH interest in that organism. The CCNMM will encourage the various communities to develop mechanisms for identifying, refining, and updating their own priorities at their annual meetings or other convenient venues.

In addition to coordinating the development of plans for each organism, the CCNMM will also deal with cross-cutting issues such as databases, stock centers, intellectual property, technology development, etc. The CCNMM will coordinate its work with that of other agencies as appropriate and will arrange meetings for feedback from the scientific community.

The CCNMM committee members and the contacts for the model organisms are listed below.


Members of the Trans-NIH Coordinating Committee for Non-Mammalian Models

Marvin Cassman, Ph.D., Co-Chair
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Elke Jordan, Ph.D., Co-Chair
National Human Genome Research Institute

Aultman, Kate, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Briggs, Josephine P., M.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Chang, Michael C., Ph.D.
National Center for Research Resources

Chin, Hemin, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Mental Health

Dixon, Dennis M., Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Feingold, Elise A., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute

Felsenfeld, Adam, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute

Finkelstein, Robert, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Giovanni, Maria, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute

Graham, Bettie J., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute

Greenberg, Judith H., Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Johnson, Thomas M., Ph.D.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Karp, Robert, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Klein, Steven, Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Kulkarni, Ashok, Ph.D.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Letendre, Carol, Ph.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

McCormick, Anna, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging

Pollock, Jonathan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Rasooly, Rebekah, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sharrock, William, Ph.D.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Shen, Grace, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

Sigmon, Hilary, Ph.D.
National Institute of Nursing Research

Sina, Barbara, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center

Small, Rochelle, Ph.D.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Tompkins, Laurie, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Van Houten, Bennett, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Representatives from Other Federal and Private Agencies

Brayton, Peter, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Clayton, David, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Frazier, Marvin, Ph.D.
Department of Energy

Plesset, Judith, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation


Lead Institutes and Staff Contacts for Specific Model Organisms

The following contacts have been identified so far. Others may be appointed in the future. For organisms not listed, contact the CCNMM co-chairs or your program officer if you have an NIH grant.

S. cerevisiae (Budding Yeast)

Elise A. Feingold, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
Building 38A, Room 614
Bethesda, MD 20892
TEL: (301) 496-7531
FAX: (301) 480-2770
E-mail: Elise_Feingold@nih.gov
NHGRI Home Page URL: http://www.nhgri.nih.gov

T. thermophila (Tetrahymena)

Anthony D. Carter, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Building 45, Room 2As25R
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
TEL: (301)-594-0943
FAX: (301)-480-2228
E-mail: cartera@nigms.nih.gov
NIGMS Home Page URL: http://www.nih.gov/nigms/

C. elegans (Round Worm)

Jill L. Carrington, Ph.D.
National Center for Research Resources
One Rockledge Center, Room 6164
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
TEL: (301) 435-0744
FAX :(301) 480-3819
E-Mail: jillc@ncrr.nih.gov
NCRR Home Page URL: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov

D. melanogaster (Fruit Fly)

Laurie Tompkins, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Natcher Building Room 2AS.25N
45 Center Drive-MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
TEL: (301) 594-0943
FAX: (301) 480-2228
E-Mail: tompkinL@nigms.nih.gov
NIGMS Home Page URL: http://www.nih.gov/nigms/

D. rerio (Zebrafish)

Josephine P. Briggs M. D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Building 31, Room 9A17
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
TEL: (301) 496-6325
FAX: (301) 402-4874
E-Mail: BriggsJ@hq.niddk.nih.gov
NIDDK Home Page URL: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/

X. laevis (Frog)

Steven Klein, Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Rm. 4B01, 6100 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
TEL: (301) 496 5541
FAX: (301)
E-Mail: KleinS@Exchange.NIH.GOV
NICHD Home Page URL: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

F. rubripes (Puffer Fish)

Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
Building 38A; Room 614
Bethesda, MD 20892
TEL: (301) 496-7531
FAX: (301) 480-2770
E-mail: Adam_felsenfeld@nih.gov
NHGRI Home Page URL: http://www.nhgri.nih.gov

Gallus gallus (Chicken)

Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Neuroscience Center, Rm 2140
6001 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892
TEL: (301) 496-5745
FAX: (301) 402-1501
E-Mail: rf45c@nih.gov
NINDS Home Page URL: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

S. purpuratus (Sea Urchin)

Michael C. Chang, Ph.D.
National Center for Research Resources
One Rockledge Center, Room 6174
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
TEL: (301) 435-0744
FAX: (301) 480-3819
E-Mail: changm@ncrr.nih.gov
NCRR Home Page URL: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov

C. reinhartii (Chlamydamonas)

Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Building 45, Room 2As25
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
TEL: (301)-594-0943
FAX: (301)-480-2228
E-MAIL: greenbej@nigms.nih.gov
NIGMS Home Page URL: http://www.nih.gov/nigms/

Other Federal Agency Contacts

The following federal agencies also support genomic resources for various model organisms.

Department of Energy
Marvin Frazier, Ph.D.
Life Sciences Division
19901 Germantown Road, ER-70
Germantown, MD 20874-1290
TEL: (301) 903-5468
FAX: (301) 903-8521
E-Mail: Marvin.Frazier@science.doe.gov
DOE Home Page URL: http://www.er.doe.gov/production/ober/hug_top.html

National Science Foundation
Judith Plesset, Ph.D.
IBN, Rm. 677
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA, 22230
TEL: (703) 292-8417
FAX: (703) 292-9153
E-Mail: jplesset@nsf.gov
NSF Home Page URL: http://www.nsf.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Peter Brayton, Ph.D.
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service
Mail Stop 2241
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. , 20250-2241
TEL: (202) 401-5044
FAX: (202) 205-3641
E-Mail: pbrayton@reeusda.gov
USDA Home Page URL: http://www.reeusda.gov/nri

 

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