Scientific Review Officer
AIDS Research Review Branch
Scientific Review Program
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH
Dr. Chelsea Boyd is a Scientific Review Officer in the AIDS Research Review Branch and the Scientific Review Program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She has managed the reviews of grant applications that include NIAID Clinical Trial Implementation Grants (R01) and Cooperative Agreements (U01), Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses, Advancing HIV Therapeutic Vaccine Science, well as Federal contracts such as those for the Nonhuman Primate Core Functional Genomics Laboratory for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Dr. Boyd is an expert in NIH peer review and has organized and presented grantsmanship seminars at international meetings.
Prior to her work with NIAID, Dr. Chelsea Boyd was a Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research focused on developing a genetic approach to identify and characterize Histoplasma capsulatum molecules that are required for initiating macrophage uptake and subsequent fungal proliferation and parasitism. This research was supported by grants from the NIH. Dr. Boyd has presented her research nationally and internationally and was an invited guest lecturer in Argentina. She has mentored visiting scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Boyd earned a BS in Microbiology at The University of Maine and a PhD in Microbiology at Dartmouth. Her doctoral research focused on elucidating a novel post-translational proteolysis required for regulation of Pseudomonas biofilm formation and identifying therapeutic targets to disrupt biofilm formation.