Thomas Vollberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Thomas Vollberg (Tom) is Acting Director of the Office of Extramural Research Administration and Chief of Scientific Review at NIMHD. He has 17 years experience in leading peer review. Prior to mid-2015, he was the Chief of the Research Technology and Contract Review Branch and a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Vollberg is a cell and molecular biologist with doctoral training in human experimental pathology from Thomas Jefferson University (1984). In postdoctoral work, he studied cell cycle regulation of DNA repair at the Fels Research Institute of Temple University and squamous epithelial gene regulation as a staff fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Immediately prior to his career as an SRO, Dr. Vollberg was a faculty member at Creighton University School of Medicine where his laboratory studied epithelial cell biology, differentiation-related gene regulation and the molecular action of retinoids, and where he lectured to medical and health sciences students on human anatomy, and to graduate students for topics in cell biology and gene regulation.