Advisory Council Roster

(Terms end 12/31 of the designated year)

Mem​bers

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
(Chairperson)
Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
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Celeste Berg, Ph.D. (21)
Professor
Department of Genome Sciences
and Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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Goldie S. Byrd, Ph.D. (19)
Professor and Director
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston Salem, NC 27101

Liza D. Cariaga-Lo, Ed.D. (18)
Senior Advisor to the Provost For Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
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Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D. (21)
Professor
Department of Molecular Biophysics
and Biochemistry
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520
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Samuel H. Gellman, Ph.D. (18)
Ralph F. Hirschmann Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1396
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William A. Gern, Ph.D. (19)
Emeritus Professor
Department of Zoology and Physiology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

Kaye Husbands Fealing, Ph.D. (19)
Professor and Chair
School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Tarun M. Kapoor, Ph.D. (20)
Pels Family Professor
Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY 10065
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Sabeeha Merchant, Ph.D. (20)
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director, Institute of Genomics and Proteomics
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Larry E. Overman, Ph.D. (19)
Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
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Guy Padbury, Ph.D. (20)
Senior Vice President
Preclinical Development
Merck Research Laboratories
West Point, PA 19486

Sean B. Seymore, Ph.D., J.D. (20)
Professor of Law
Professor of Chemistry
Vanderbilt Law School
Nashville, TN 37203
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Michael Summers, Ph.D. (20)
Distinguished University Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Robert E. Meyerhoff Chair for Excellence in Research and Mentoring
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
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Willem (Wilfred) A. van der Donk, Ph.D. (18)
Richard E. Heckert Endowed Chair
in Chemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801
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Cathy Wu, Ph.D. (20)
Unidel Edward G. Jefferson Chair in Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Data Science Intitute
Professor
Departments of Computer and Information Sciences and Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711
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John Younger, M.D., M.S. (21)
Director
Chief Technology Officer
Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 

Executive Secretary

Ann A. Hagan, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Extramural Activities
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

Ex-Officio Members

Alex Azar, J.D.
Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
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Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-0148
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Ronald M. Przygodzki, M.D.
Director, Genomic Medicine Implementation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420

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