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Flora Katz, PhD

Dr. Flora Katz joined the Fogarty International Center (FIC) in 2001 to work on development and management of extramural programs in Global Health. She is currently the Director of the Division of Training and Research (DITR) at FIC. Her portfolio has included a spectrum of programs in innovation, natural products drug discovery linked to biodiversity conservation, genetics, and informatics that emphasize a broadly multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary model of research and research training with the goal of building research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Dr. Katz received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cell and Molecular Biology and trained in Neurobiology at Columbia University and Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. As a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Texas A&M University, she directed a research laboratory for fifteen years in developmental biology and neurogenetics. Interdigitated with her academic career, she has conducted research on wildlife conservation and biology (birds, elephants, and orangutans) in Malawi, Zambia, Israel, and Indonesia. She maintains a broad interest in biological issues, from cellular mechanisms to international cooperation in conservation and global health.


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Updated September 21, 2022