Biographical Sketch: Irina Krasnova, Ph.D.

Irina Krasnova, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division for Research Capacity Building, where she oversees the Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) program and manages grants for the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) programs. 

Before joining NIGMS, Krasnova was a staff scientist in the Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where she conducted and supervised research projects on drug addiction and neurotoxicity. Formerly, she was a research scientist in the Department of Molecular Neurobiology at the Institute of the Human Brain in Russia. Krasnova earned a B.S. in analytical chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.

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