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Biographical Sketch: Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D.

Irene Eckstrand
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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.

To contact Irene Eckstrand, send e-mail to or call 301-451-6446.

This page last reviewed on December 29, 2015