Program Director in the Division for Research Capacity Building
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Krishan Arora, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division for Research Capacity Building at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences where he administers the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research (INBRE) component of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program. He also manages a portfolio of Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and IDeA Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) Centers grants. He is also responsible for a new initiative designed to promote biomedical entrepreneurship in the IDeA states by creating one shared “STTR Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hub” in each of the four IDeA regions (Central, Northeastern, Southeastern and Western).
Dr. Arora has been serving as an NIH program director for 19 years. Before joining NIGMS, he worked first in the Division of Research Infrastructure at the former National Center for Research Resources and later in the Division of Scientific Programs at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Australian National University. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.