Deputy Director, NCMRR
NCMRR Deputy Director Dr. Nitkin is also the program director for biological sciences and career development in the center. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the area of biological sciences, and his doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, in cellular neurobiology. His postdoctoral studies at Stanford University and later work as an assistant professor at Rutgers University focused on the cellular and molecular basis of nerve-muscle synapse formation. For the past 23 years he has worked as a science administrator at NICHD, first in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and currently in medical rehabilitation research. Dr. Nitkin is also active in training and career development for NCMRR.