The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has named Brian Mozer, PhD, to serve as the Acting Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight (DIO) on a 120-day detail appointment. Dr. Mozer joined ORI in 2012 as a contractor, becoming a federal employee in 2014. He replaces Ranjini Ambalavanar, PhD, who successfully completed her 120-day detail appointment.
Prior to joining ORI, Dr. Mozer spent more than 10 years at NIH as a senior staff scientist in the intramural research program at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. At NIH, he studied synapse maturation and animal models of autism, and was a member of a functional genomics research consortium using RNAi to study nervous system development.
Dr. Mozer completed his Ph.D. in 1988 in genetics from Johns Hopkins University.