Scientific Review Branch (SRB)
Beverly W. Duncan, Ph.D. is a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) in the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), where she will conduct the initial administrative, scientific, and technical review of research grant applications and proposals for R&D contracts submitted to the NIEHS. She will organize review committees or special emphasis panels for scientific peer review meetings. She will also be responsible for preparing Summary Statements and Technical Evaluation Reports of review committee evaluations and recommendations.
Duncan obtained her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Howard University in Washington, DC. Her areas of interest are Autoimmunity and Inflammatory processes. She performed her predoctoral dissertation study at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI/NIH) on the BRG1/BAF remodeling complex. Her experiences and scientific skills were enhanced through two post-doctoral trainings. The first was at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) studying the development and prevention of type-1-diabetes using the NOD mouse model, and the second was at the National Cancer Institute (Population Genetics) exploring the genetic basis of breast cancers. Prior to joining the NIEHS, she worked in the Department of Research Programs (DRP) Biomedical Research Laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) assisting in the education of military graduate medical students and collaborating with investigators on various research projects.