Francis L. Macrina

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Francis L. Macrina, Ph.D. is Vice President of Research at Virginia Commonwealth University's Office of Research. VCU has a close relationship with cigarette maker Philip Morris.


Dr. Macrina is the Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry and Vice President for Research at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Macrina's scientific interests are in the molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases. The National Institutes of Health has supported his research continuously for 32 years. Dr. Macrina's NIH funding included Research Career Development and MERIT Awards from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. His scholarly interests also include behavioral and educational research in scientific ethics. He has authored over 100 scientific publications, served two terms on NIH study sections and was both a member and the chair of the NIDCR Board of Scientific Counselors. He also served a four year term on the NIH National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council. Dr. Macrina has taught scientific integrity to graduate biomedical trainees at Virginia Commonwealth University since 1986. He is invited to speak frequently on scientific integrity teaching.[1]


Francis L. Macrina, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of the Vice President for Research
800 East Leigh Street
PO Box 980568
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone: (804) 827-2262


  1. Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Web site biography of Francis L. Macrina, April 25, 2008, accessed July 9, 2008