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May 2017 Council Roster


Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892


Goldie Byrd, Ph.D.
Nathan F. Simms Endowed Professor
Department of Biology
Director, Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's
Aging and Community Health
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27405

Liza D. Cariaga-Lo, Ed.D. *
Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Carmen W. Dessauer, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX 77030

Samuel H. Gellman, Ph.D.
Ralph F. Hirschmann Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1396

William Gern, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Research and Economic Development Office
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

Kaye Husbands Fealing, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30318

Larry Overman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

Mark Peifer, Ph.D.
Hooker Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Sean B. Seymore, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor of Law
Professor of Chemistry
Vanderbilt Law School
Nashville, TN 37203

Janet L. Smith, Ph.D.
Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor 
   in the Life Sciences
Professor of Biological Chemistry
Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Willem (Wilfred) A. van der Donk, Ph.D.
Richard E. Heckert Endowed Chair
   in Chemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801




Ad Hoc Participants

William J. Jusko, Ph.D.
State University of New York Distinguished
   Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and
   Pharmaceutical Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.
Pels Family Professor
Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of
   Chemistry and Cell Biology
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY 10065

Nicholas Reich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Karen Schindler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Genetics
Piscataway, NJ 08854

 Michael Summers, Ph.D.
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

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

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. *
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-0148

Thomas E. Price, M.D. *
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

Ronald M. Przygodzki, M.D. *
Acting Director
Biomedical Laboratory Research
   and Development
Associate Director
Genomic Medicine Program
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration
Washington, DC 20420

*Unable to attend

This page last reviewed on May 30, 2017