Gregory P. Jarosik, Ph.D., is the deputy director of NCATS’ Division of Extramural Activities, which provides grants management, scientific review and conference management services that support the Center’s mission to develop, demonstrate and disseminate innovations in the translational research process.
Prior to joining NCATS, Jarosik was chief of Microbiology Review Branch-A in the Scientific Review Program of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where he was involved in the oversight, supervision and administration of the peer review of grant applications and contract proposals; the development and implementation of peer-review policies and procedures; organizational optimization projects and activities; and the development of research initiatives from the peer-review perspective. His work has been recognized numerous times, including via NIH Director’s Awards and NIAID Merit Awards. Jarosik also participated in numerous domestic and international NIH grantsmanship outreach programs, including organizing and convening symposia, seminars and workshops at American Society for Microbiology meetings. Along with completing many NIH continuing education programs and courses, he also has earned certificates in public leadership and executive leadership from the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis and the American University School of Public Affairs.
Before joining NIH, Jarosik was an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University. Prior to his tenure at LSU, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
An author or co-author on numerous publications and owner of a patent, Jarosik earned his doctorate in molecular microbiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a Master of Science in biological sciences from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Jarosik’s scientific expertise and research interests include microbial physiology, infectious diseases and microbial pathogenesis, with particular interest in bacterial iron acquisition and its role in establishing infection in the host organism. He also enjoys organizing and participating in outreach activities that target the extramural scientific community.