Dr. Franziska Grieder
Franziska Grieder is the Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine, National Center for Research Resource at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her responsibilities include the management of the eight national primate research centers, development of mammalian and non-mammalian animal model resources, including knockout mice, pre- and post-doctoral training for veterinarians, and other research projects. Together with her staff of nine professionals, she provides leadership, fiscal and managerial oversight, as well as scientific directions for research grants and contracts with a budget in excess of $190 million. Dr. Grieder attended veterinary school at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and subsequently earned both an MS and PhD degree in viral pathogenesis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a faculty member of the Medical School of the Uniformed Service University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, she led a laboratory conducting research studies evaluating early immune and neuroimmunological responses to Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. Her teaching responsibilities covered areas of virology, immunology, and infectious disease for both medical and graduate students. She holds an adjunct appointment at the associate professor level at USU, consulting on ongoing research projects in viral pathogenesis, teaching lectures in two courses, and participating in graduate student committees.