Jeffery A. Schloss
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Program Director for Technology Development Coordination
Jeffery A. Schloss is Program Director for Technology Development Coordination in the Division of Extramural Research at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NHGRI, he manages a grants program in technology development for DNA technologies, and in particular the program to develop technologies with which to sequence an entire human genome for $1000. He led the team that launched, and continues to coordinate, the Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science. Dr. Schloss represented NHGRI on the NIH Bioengineering Consortium, BECON, from its establishment in 1997 to foster support for bioengineering research, until 2008, and served as the chair of BECON from 2001-2004. Among his numerous BECON activities, he co-organized the BECON 2000 symposium on nanotechnology in biomedicine. He represents the NIH on the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), planning for the National Nanotechnology Initiative. He also co-chairs the NIH Nanomedicine Roadmap Initiative and was co-chair of the Trans-NIH Nano Task Force from 2006-2008. He served on the NIH Roadmap Human Microbiome Project implementation group, leading the HMP technology development initiative. Dr. Schloss earned the B.S. degree in biology with honors from Case Western Reserve University, and the Ph.D. in cell biology from Carnegie Mellon University, conducted postdoctoral research at Yale University and served on the biology faculty at the University of Kentucky.