Tracy Lively, Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director
Dr. Tracy Lively holds a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to the NIH in 1996 she had been an assistant professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, and had completed post-doctoral fellowships in cancer biology and human genetics. As a program director, and later as Deputy Associate Director of the Cancer Diagnosis Program, Dr. Lively has been responsible for the scientific oversight of a portfolio of investigator-initiated research grants, and has developed and implemented targeted research initiatives for exploratory research, for technology development and for patient-oriented research in cancer diagnostics. She reviews the correlative science aspects of protocols for NCI’s clinical trials program, and organizes scientific meetings and working groups with investigators outside the NIH.