Dr. Faith Harrow Plante is the Director of the Office of Research Training and Career Development in the Intramural Research Program at NINDS. Prior to joining NINDS, Faith served as the Scientific Training Director at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). She joined NINDS with a wealth of experience in managing professional development programs to support early-career scientists, and leading efforts to support diversity in the biomedical research workforce.
Dr. Plante received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from York University, Toronto, Canada. She then earned a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the Graduate School at the City University of New York for her work in gene regulation in T-cells. As a postdoc at NHGRI, she focused on the development of gene therapy lentiviral vectors for the treatment of hemoglobin disorders.