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Last Updated: 09/20/16

BBRB Staff

The Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch has a dedicated team which is working diligently to execute the core focus areas of the office. The staff is comprised of Federal Employees, Contractors, and Fellows who are committed to fulfill the mission of the office: to facilitate cancer and biomedical research by improving the quality and consistency of human biospecimens through the development and deployment of standards that represent the state of the science for biospecimen collections.

The BBRB team is comprised of the following staff members. For bios, please click on the individual.

Name Title
Helen M. Moore, Ph.D. Branch Chief
Lokesh Agrawal, Ph.D. Program Director
Ping Guan, Ph.D. Program Director
Abhi Rao, Ph.D. Program Manager
Deborah Robinson, AAS Program Assistant
Philip A. Branton, M.D., FCAP
Surgical Pathologist
Kelly Bonner Engel, Ph.D.
Lead Curator for the Biospecimen Research Database
Sarah Greytak, Ph.D.
Curator for the Biospecimen Research Database
Lori Campbell, Ph.D.
Curator for the Biospecimen Research Database
Merlyn Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager
Esmeralda Casas-Silva, Ph.D.
(AAAS Fellow)
Health Scientist