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Biographical Sketch: Barbara Gerratana, Ph.D.

Barbara Gerratana
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Barbara Gerratana, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. She oversees research, small business and training grants in enzyme catalysis and regulation, natural products and biotechnology. She manages institutional predoctoral training programs in biotechnology, a center in system and synthetic biology, and cooperative grant in "Genome to Natural Products." Dr. Gerratana is also a scientific advisor for the International Cooperative Biodiversity research grants, an interagency funded program. Before coming to NIGMS, Gerratana served as an associate professor with tenure in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned a B.S. in chemistry from the Università degli Studi di Pavia in Pavia, Italy, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gerratana conducted postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University.

To contact Barbara Gerratana, send email to or call 301-594-3827. If you’re a reporter wishing to interview her, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.

This page last reviewed on September 06, 2016