Michael Nunn, Ph.D.- May 13, 2013

The Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR) is pleased to sponsor a lecture entitled “Strategies for Extramural Funding“ by Dr. Michael F. Nunn. Record low success rates for NIH grants challenge investigators as never before and require sophisticated strategies to remain funded. Dr. Nunn has successfully approached these problems from the standpoint of an experimentalist, an NIH program official and as an officer of the Salk Institute. We are fortunate that he is willing to share his unique experiences with our community.
After completing his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Berkeley in 1983, Dr. Nunn worked in basic research laboratories as well as biotechnology companies. His studies, which focused on viral oncogenes, resulted in 30 publications and 6 patents. Beginning in 2003, he served at the NIH as Scientific Review Administrator (3 years) and then Program Director for the NINDS Institute (4 years). He has worked at the Salk Institute for the last six years, where he is now Executive Director of Research Development.
Dr. Nunn coordinates responses of the Salk Institute to complex, multi-investigator initiatives. Other responsibilities relate to faculty evaluation, government relations, core facility strategies and funding opportunities. He and his colleagues have received very large awards for centers, programs and collaborative research. Many of them relate to cancer, stem cells and regenerative medicine.Click here to see the slides from the OCASCR Seminar