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Story C. Landis, Ph.D.

Chair, NIH Stem Cell Task Force
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Dr. Landis's biography page is available from NINDS.


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James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair, NIH Stem Cell Task Force
Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

James F. Battey, Jr. received his Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1974. He received an M.D. and Ph. D. in Biophysics from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980. After receiving training in Pediatrics, he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics at Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Leder. Since completing his postdoctoral fellowship in 1983, he has held a variety of positions at the National Institutes of Health, serving in the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Currently, he is the Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and also serves as the Vice Chair, NIH Stem Cell Task Force. He has been married for 27 years to Frances Battey, and has two sons, Michael and JJ.

E-mail: batteyJ@nidcd.nih.gov