Dr. Allen B. Richon

Scientific Review Officer, NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

Scientific Review Officer
Interdisciplinary Molecular Sciences and Training (IMST)
CRS Coordinator for Small Business Review

Dr. Allen Richon received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his research focused on the synthesis of optically active natural products. Subsequently, he completed postdoctoral training in the synthesis of complex natural products at Stanford University. He then began his career in drug discovery and development at Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, where he was a medicinal and computational chemist with research interests in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. He also led the development of research information systems as a senior manager at Ciba-Geigy and subsequently at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Richon also held positions at Tripos Associates, where he served as the director of training and consulting, MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals, where he served as the company’s business development officer, and LeadScope, Inc., where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining CSR, he was the owner of an independent pharmaceutical R&D consulting and business development firm. He joined NIH in 2010.


My Sessions

Lunch – SBIR/STTR Peer Review Mock Study Section

Coronado Room

This session will be led by the NIH Center for Scientific Review, the SBIR/STTR Peer Review Mock Study Section will give you a chance to see a small business peer review study section meeting in action.  You will hear frequent questions asked by reviewers and learn mistakes that small business applicants often make.  This session […]


Getting from Submission to Review & The Review Process

Coronado Room