Dr. Rogers is a scientific administrator with expertise in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. As director of the NIGMS Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, he oversees the administration of more than 1500 research and training grants in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, anesthesiology, sepsis and the physiological response to trauma and burns. His division’s major initiatives are in the areas of glycomics; chemical library development; pharmacogenomics; and trauma, burn and peri-operative science centers.
Prior to joining NIH, Rogers served as an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. His first position at NIH was as a scientific review officer in what is now the Center for Scientific Review, where he handled grant applications in the fields of medicinal and bioorganic chemistry that used chemical approaches to solve biological problems. This experience served him well when he joined NIGMS in 1989 and helped establish its Chemistry-Biology Interface training program.
Rogers has a continuing interest in fostering cooperation between chemists and biologists. Recently, his efforts have helped focus attention on the use of quantitative and systems pharmacology approaches to promote a better understanding of drug action.
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