Shawn Gaillard

Shawn Gaillard

Shawn Gaillard

Power Words

What IC do you work for? 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

How many years have you worked at the NIH? 

25 years

Why did you choose to pursue a career in research? 

Strong interest in biomedical research to solve complex problems for improving human health.

What would you say is your most significant contribution to science or medicine? 

Helped identify DNA and protein interactions in the human beta-globin gene that could help treat people with sickle-cell Anemia.

Regarding your career here at NIH, what accomplishment are you the most proud of? 

Serving others - working as a NIH Health Scientist Administrator to help scientists and trainees receive extramural NIH research and research training grant support.