January 2019 Council Roster

Chairperson

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

Members

Darrin Akins, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
College of Medicine
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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

Goldie Byrd, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston Salem, NC 27101

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

Peter J. Espenshade, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Executive Director
Center for Innovation in Graduate
  Biomedical Education
Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

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 of Plant and Microbial Biology
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

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

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, DE 19711

John Younger, M.D., M.S.
Director
Chief Technology Officer
Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Ad Hoc Participants

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

Squire J. Booker, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Eberly Family Distinguished Chair in Science
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

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

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