My career path could never have been predicted from the start; the “scenic” route has been entirely rewarding and professionally gratifying.
Dr. Irene Glowinski is the Deputy Director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); she is also currently serving as the Acting Director of the Division. As such, she coordinates and manages a complex, national and international research program in infectious diseases. Through support of basic, pre-clinical and clinical studies, DMID-funded research focuses on the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a broad range of pathogens including those related to biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. From 2000-2007, Dr. Glowinski served as Chief of the Office of Scientific Coordination and Program Operations at DMID. Previously, she served as Assistant Chief in the Office of Scientific Review at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH; as Acting Director for the Risk Science Institute; and as a Congressional Science Fellow of the American Chemical Society where she served on the staff of the House Science and Technology Committee. Dr. Glowinski received her B.S. in chemistry from the American University in Washington, DC, and her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan.