Tina Gatlin

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Program Director

Dr. Tina Gatlin joined the NIBIB in March 2022, after 11 years as a Program Director at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).  There, she held leadership roles in the Extramural Training Program, and was NHGRI’s lead expert on technology development for protein analysis. She developed new initiatives for NHGRI, notably the GREAT Program and Single-Molecule Protein Sequencing. Dr. Gatlin has been actively involved in multiple trans-NIH activities, including the Protein Capture Reagents Program as co-lead, the ESI Extension Committee, the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee and the Training Advisory Committee.
Dr. Gatlin received her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1995 from the University of Washington (UW) Chemistry Department, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Molecular Biotechnology, also at UW. Her primary training is as a bioanalytical chemist, with expertise in biological mass spectrometry and the structural analysis of proteins. From 1998-2003, Dr. Gatlin was employed in the biotech industry, working for two start-ups, first as a staff scientist and rising to the rank of Senior Director. She led R&D efforts for human protein biomarker discovery and helped to build out labs for high-throughput protein analysis. From 2003-2005, Dr. Gatlin built out and managed a mass spectrometry lab for purposes of profiling and characterization of pathogen bacterial proteomes. From 2006-2010, Dr. Gatlin was a Research Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary where she was instrumental in establishing a multi-institutional research collaboration in clinical proteomic cancer research.