Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure ProgramsNational Institute of Health

Dr. Franziska Grieder is the Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a program within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), the Office of the Director, NIH. She was appointed as ORIP Director in January 2013 after serving as the Division Director of Comparative Medicine programs since 2004. ORIP supports NIH extramural research infrastructure and related research programs. Extramural programs within ORIP include supervision and management of the seven national primate research centers, primate breeding and resource-related projects, development of mammalian (including rodent) and non-mammalian animal model resources, pre-and post-doctoral training for veterinarians, other research projects, and the shared and high-end instrumentation program.

Dr. Grieder attended Veterinary School at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and subsequently earned both an MS and PhD degree in viral pathogenesis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a faculty member in the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, where – after her transition to NIH – she continues to serve as an Adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pathology.  At USU, Dr. Grieder’s research focused on viral pathogenesis using mouse models to investigate neuroimmune mechanisms.