Advisory Council Roster

(Terms end 12/31 of the designated year)

Members

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
(Chairperson)
Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
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Darrin Akins, Ph.D. (2022)
Associate Director for Cancer Education and Training
Stephenson Cancer Center
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Website

Celeste Berg, Ph.D. (2021)
Professor
Department of Genome Sciences
and Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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Squire J. Booker, Ph.D. (2022)
Evan Pugh 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
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Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D. (2021)
Professor
Department of Molecular Biophysics
and Biochemistry
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520
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Peter J. Espenshade, Ph.D. (2022)
Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21205
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Laura F. Gibson, Ph.D. (2023)
Senior Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Education
Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Alexander B. Osborn Distinguished Professor
Hematological Malignancies
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506
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Guy Padbury, Ph.D. (2020)
Senior Vice President
Preclinical Development
Merck Research Laboratories
West Point, PA 19486

Amy Rosenzweig, Ph.D. (2023)
Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor
of Life Sciences
Professor
Departments of Molecular Biosciences and
of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
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Sean B. Seymore, Ph.D., J.D. (2020)
New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law
Professor of Chemistry
Vanderbilt Law School
Nashville, TN 37203
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Michael Summers, Ph.D. (2020)
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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Cathy Wu, Ph.D. (2020)
Unidel Edward G. Jefferson Chair in Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Data Science Institute
Professor
Departments of Computer and Information
Sciences and Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711
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John Younger, M.D. (2021)
Vice President for Science and Technology
University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Executive Secretary

Erica Brown, 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
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420