Biographical Sketch: Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.

Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., Ph.D., is chief of the Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch in the Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity. In this role, Gibbs oversees the Institute’s longstanding training programs to enhance diversity (i.e., Bridges to the Baccalaureate, U-RISE, MARC, PREP, Bridges to the Doctorate, G-RISE, and IMSD), and the institutional components of the NIH Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) (BUILD, DPC-DaTA, and SPAD). He manages the MOSAIC K99/R00 and UE5, and Undergraduate Research Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) programs, predoctoral research training grants in Biostatistics (T32), and grants on the Science of Science Policy in the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO). He also manages research grants in the areas of stem cell biology and regeneration in the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Gibbs previously directed the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program and before that he was a program analyst in the Institute’s former Office of Program Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation. Prior to joining NIGMS, he completed postdoctoral training as cancer prevention fellow at the National Cancer Institute, and was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. Gibbs earned a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in immunology from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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