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Rashmi Gopal-Srivastava
Director, Extramural Research Program, Office of Rare Diseases Research, Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I have extensive experience in molecular biology. I have served as the Program Director for breast cancer SPOREs (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) at the National Cancer Institute. Since 2006, I have coordinated the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) program and focused on developing, managing, and expanding the program in clinical and translational research, with primary emphasis on rare diseases. I have published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters, and, by invitation, delivered oral presentations in national and international scientific societies.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Microbiology/Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Master of Science, Biochemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Banaras Hindu University, India

Broad Speaking Topics

  • Clinical Trials
  • Diseases & Disorders

Specific Speaking Topics

  • Rare diseases
  • Clinical research


  • Technical School
  • College, University
  • Profession Association
  • Special Interest Community (i.e., Church or Club) or Social Organization
  • Nongovernmental Organization

Location and Travel

  • FairFax, VA
  • Frederick, MD
  • Montgomery, MD
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