Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D., serves as the scientific officer for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) program and the Modeling the Scientific Workforce program. Prior to joining NIGMS, Eckstrand was a lecturer and research associate at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a B.A. in biology from Earlham College and a Ph.D. in biology from Wright State University. Eckstrand conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2014, she was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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