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Dr. Priti Mehrotra, Ph.D., is the Chief of the Immunology Review Branch (IRB), Scientific Review Program (SRP), Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID, NIH. She has almost 22 years of experience as a Health Scientist Administrator and over 20 years of research experience in immunology. As chief of IRB, over 15 years, she supervised a total of 30 Health Science Administrators (GS 13-15) and 8 Extramural Support Staff (GS 7-11) in the SRP. She is trained immunologist with broad scientific expertise relevant to global health research, including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, clinical trials, asthma, and allergic diseases, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, autoimmunity, and basic and clinical immunology, including service on the NIAID IRB, regulatory experience at FDA, and experience of working across NIH, e.g. NIH US-China bilateral agreement, NCATS CTSA Program, and NIDA Opioid HEALing Communities Study. She has 22 years of experience at the NIH managing multi-billion-dollar initiatives in the scientific and technical peer review of basic, clinical, and applied research grants and contracts in Immunology, Biodefense, Bioshield, Clinical Trials, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. She has a role in the interpretation, implementation, and development of extramural policies, development of initiatives, and the training, development, and supervision of SROs. She has been an invited grantsmanship presenter at National and International workshops. Dr. Mehrotra received her Ph.D. degree in Immunology. M.Sc. in Zoology, and B.S. degree with a major in Zoology, Botany, and Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, India; Postdoctoral Visiting Scientists at the University of Tokushima, Japan. At FDA, she gained regulatory experience and joined NIAID in 1998. She is the recipient of several NIH Director and NIAID Merit Awards.