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September 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

William A. Gern, Ph.D.
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

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

Francisco Barrera, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and
    Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996

Abigail G. Doyle, Ph.D.
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.
Pels Family Professor
Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of
   Chemistry and Cell Biology
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY 10065

Oleh Khalimonchuk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Redox Biology Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588

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

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

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

Cathy Wu, Ph.D.
Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics and
   Computational Biology
Departments of Computer and Information Sciences and Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711

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 August 11, 2017