Ilana Goldberg

Ilana Goldberg
Program Director, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

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Dr. Ilana Goldberg joined NIBIB in 2019 as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow.  She currently has oversight of discovery and research grants with an emphasis on biophotonics.  Dr. Goldberg earned her B.S. degree from Brandeis University in chemistry and biochemistry, where she gained expertise in protein crystallography. She earned her Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University in solid state and analytical chemistry where she focused on the crystal growth of secondary explosives. In 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study crystal engineering, polymorphism, and co-crystallization of small molecules at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel.

Prior to her current position, she was a project manager in Global Medical Excellence for AstraZeneca. Dr. Goldberg spent five years as senior scientist and project manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where she managed multidisciplinary research projects for the Department of Homeland Security.  Before that, she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Transportation Security Laboratory in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she focused on the development of thermal analysis methods for energetic materials as well as the advancement of explosive detection technologies.

Dr. Goldberg is committed to supporting the development of technologies that engineer the interactions between biological molecules and light to enhance the landscape of bioengineered technologies.