Dr. Natalia Kruchinin is a Small Business Program Coordinator at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH. She serves as the Program Director of the NIAID Small Business Center, as a senior program leader, as an advisor to the Director of the Office of Research Training and Special Programs, and as an advisor to the Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, in which capacities she provides leadership, coordination, and oversight for many scientific and managerial activities within NIAID.

Prior to joining NIAID, Dr. Kruchinin served as a Program Director with the SBIR Development Center of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH.

Dr. Kruchinin holds a PhD in molecular biology from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Before joining the NIH, she held positions as a manager of the Molecular Diagnostics Application Laboratory at QIAGEN Inc., as a senior scientist at Motorola Life Sciences, and as a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN.