September 2018 Council Roster

​Chairperson

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

Members

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. *
Senior Advisor to the Provost For Academic
  Development, Diversity and Inclusion
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

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

William Gern, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Department of Zoology and Physiology
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

Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.
Pels Family Professor
Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of
  Chemistry and Cell Biology
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY 10065

Sabeeha Merchant, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director, Institute of Genomics and Proteomics
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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

Guy Padbury, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Preclinical Development
Merck Research Laboratories
West Point, PA 19486

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

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

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

Cathy Wu, Ph.D.
Unidel Edward G. Jefferson Chair in Engineering
  and Computer Science
Professor
Departments of Computer and Information
  Sciences and Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE19711-5449

Ad Hoc Participants

Prachee Avasthi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 66103

Celeste Berg, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Genome Sciences and Molecular
  and Cellular Biology Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Biophysics
  and Biochemistry
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Sushmita Roy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and
  Medical Informatics
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Madison, WI 53715

John Younger, M.D., M.S.
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
The U.S. Department of Health Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

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

Ronald M. Przygodzki, M.D. *
Director
Genomic Medicine Implementation
Associate Director, Genomic Medicine Program
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration
Washington, DC 20420

* Unable to attend