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Perry Kirkham, PhD

Perry Kirkham, PhD Coordinator of NIH Research Development
Phone: (765) 496-3645
Fax: (765) 494-8323

Dr. Kirkham joined Purdue University in 2007 following five years as an NIH program officer in the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation. He received his PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1995 in immunology. In 1996, he received a Hitchings Elion Fellowship through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study protein engineering at the Center for Protein Engineering in the Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. Perry returned to UAB in 1997 to complete an additional postdoctoral fellowship in structural biology and was appointed research faculty in Pharmacology in 2001. During 2001 and 2002, he was a visiting scientist at Eli Lilly and Company in Infectious Diseases Research, with primary responsibility for developing a bacteriophage display screening facility to support early stage drug development.

Perry’s primary role in the Office of Research and Partnerships is to support NIH proposal and program development. His current efforts are largely composed of individual investigator support through one-on-one meetings and workshops, building competitive research teams and collaborations, fostering research interest groups, holding NIH funding workshops, and accompanying faculty new to the NIH on advisory council and program officer visits in Bethesda, MD.

In addition to his PhD from University of Alabama at Birmingham (Immunology, 1995), Perry obtained his BS from Purdue University in 1983, (Biology, Chemistry Education).

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