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Biographical Sketch: Desirée Salazar, Ph.D.

Desirée Salazar
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Desirée Salazar, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. She administers Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training and Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)​ grants. Salazar also manages Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research and Research Supplements to Promote Re-entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers program and oversees predoctoral T32 cellular, biochemical and molecular sciences grants. She also manages research grants in the area of stem cell biology and regeneration in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology .

Salazar was most recently a scientific program manager at the American Society for Cell Biology. Formerly, she was a program education coordinator for the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) program at the University of California, San Diego. She earned a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Salazar conducted postdoctoral research and was an IRACDA fellow at the University of California, San Diego.

To contact Salazar, send email to or call 301-594-3900.

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Salazar, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.

This page last reviewed on November 03, 2017