DIR Investigators

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is the basic and clinical intramural research program (IRP) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The purview of our research is broad, encompassing investigations into the basic principles of molecular, cellular, and organ-level biology and their relationship to disease. DIR investigators also conduct concept-based clinical studies in the areas of interventional and surgical cardiology, pulmonary medicine, sickle cell anemia, bone marrow transplant, and hematologic disorders.

Providing state-of-the-art training in basic, translational, and clinical research for the next generation of scientific and clinical leaders is a high priority. The DIR provides opportunities for scientists and trainees to work together towards a better understanding of molecular machines, the cell, the body, and ultimately the treatment of human diseases.

Learn more about each investigator by clicking on their laboratory webpage.

Last NameFirst NameLaboratory Name
Agbor-EnohSeanApplied and Precision Omics
AkeraTakashiChromosome Dynamics and Evolution
Altan-BonnetNihalHost-Pathogen Dynamics
BoehmManfredCardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
BrooksBernardComputational Biology
Campbell-WashburnAdrienneImaging Technology
CaoHaimingObesity and Metabolic Diseases
ChildsRichardTransplantation Immunotherapy
ChungJayObesity and Aging Research
DunbarCynthiaMolecular Hematopoiesis
ElinoffJasonPulmonary Vascular Biology
Ferré-D'AmaréAdrianRNA Biophysics and Cellular Physiology
FitzhughCourtneyEarly Sickle Mortality Prevention
GlancyBrianMuscle Energetics
HammerJohnMolecular Cell Biology
HarbisonSusanSystems Genetics
HoggBobbyRibonucleoprotein Biochemistry
HwangPaulCardiovascular and Cancer Genetics
JiangJiansenMembrane Proteins and Structural Biology
JohnsonAndrewHemostasis and Platelet Biology
KanthiYogendraInflammation in Venous Disease and Thrombosis
KemperClaudiaComplement and Inflammation Research
KnepperMarkEpithelial Systems Biology
KnutsonJayAdvanced Microscopy and Biophotonics
LarochelleAndreRegenerative Therapies for Inherited Blood Disorders
LedermanRobertCardiovascular Intervention
LeeJenniferProtein Conformation and Dynamics
LeonardWarrenMolecular Immunology
LevineStewartAsthma and Lung Inflammation
LevyDanielCardiovascular Epidemiology and Genomics
MizunoNaokoStructural Biology
MossJoelTranslational Research
MukouyamaYoh-sukeStem Cell and Neurovascular Research
MurphyElizabethCardiac Physiology
NeumanKeirSingle Molecule Biophysics
PastorRichardMembrane Biophysics
Powell-WileyTiffanySocial Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk
Puertollano-MoroRosaProtein Trafficking and Organelle Biology
RemaleyAlanLipoprotein Metabolism
RogerVeroniqueHeart Disease Pheomics
RusanNasserMolecular Machines and Tissue Architecture
SackMichaelMitochondrial Biology and Metabolism
SellersJamesMolecular Physiology
TaraskaJustinMolecular and Cellular Imaging
TheinSwee LaySickle Cell Genetics and Pathophysiology
TisdaleJohnCellular and Molecular Therapeutics
TjandraNicoStructural Biophysics
Torabi-PariziParizadBasic and Translational Immunology
WatermanClareCell and Tissue Morphodynamics
WenHanImaging Physics
WiestnerAdrianLymphoid Malignancies
WongJasonGenomic Instability and Cardiopulmonary Outcomes
XuHongMolecular Genetics
YoungNealHematopoiesis and Bone Marrow Failure
ZhaoKejiEpigenome Biology