Tamara McNealy, Ph.D., is program director for the Oral Microbiota and Bacterial Disease Program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining NIDCR, she was at the NIH Center of Scientific Review (CSR) where she was a Scientific Review Officer with the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group. While at CSR she managed the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Fellowship Review Panel and review of the Fogarty International Center Global Infectious Disease Training Program. Previous to joining CSR, Dr. McNealy was an Associate Professor of Microbiology at Clemson University where she conducted research in the areas of pathogenic biofilms, food and waterborne disease and biofilm-nanoparticle interactions. Tamara received her Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in Molecular Biology.