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Katie Stein, Ph.D., joined DBCAB as a program officer in 2023. She supports research to understand the genes and gene networks that underpin typical development and, when disrupted, lead to structural congenital anomalies in humans.
Prior to coming to NICHD, Dr. Stein was the program officer for the Developmental Biology and Genetics Program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). She managed a portfolio of grants focused on the development of the tissues of the craniofacial complex. In addition to this role, she served on the steering committee for the FaceBase repository, which houses data for reuse by the craniofacial biology research community. She served as the genomic program administrator for NIDCR for 6 years and was involved in implementing the Genomic Data Sharing Policy and subsequent Data Management and Sharing Policy at the institute. She began her NIH career as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, studying factors required for fertilization and activation of the cell cycle in C. elegans.
Dr. Stein earned her B.S. in zoology from Louisiana State University and her Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied sperm development and sperm-egg interactions essential for mouse fertilization.