Steven Becker, PhD

Steven Becker, Ph.D., joined the National Eye Institute (NEI) in 2014.  He currently leads the Office of Regenerative Medicine as its Associate Director. The office coordinates the regenerative medicine programs at NEI which include the Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine, the 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3D ROC), and the AMD Integrative Biology Initiative. Dr. Becker serves on a number of committees including the NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Forum on Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Becker has a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in cell biology from Yale University. He came to the NIH in 2008 as a member of the Biological Imaging Facility at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. In 2012, Dr. Becker became a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow and worked at the NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine, a NIH Common Fund initiative created to catalyze the induced pluripotent stem cell field.