Is Program Lead for 3D Printing and Biovisualization in the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Her work encompasses a range of projects related to the development and adoption of 3D printing and VR/AR for bioscientific and medical applications, including enhanced 3D visualization of molecular models, medical imaging data, and large-scale, multidimensional datasets. In 2018, Dr. McCarthy led the launch of NIAID’s Biovisualization Lab, a central resource providing VR/AR hardware and software, technical support, and scientific consultation to NIAID researchers and staff. Dr. McCarthy is also a co-founder and current lead for the NIH 3D Print Exchange (, a community-driven, online portal to discover, share, and create 3D models related to bioscience and medicine. Additional projects in her program portfolio include the development and integration of tools and features for mobile and browser-based 3D visualization. Dr. McCarthy holds a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University College Cork, Ireland. Her graduate work was focused on cell signaling dysfunction in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.