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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Natalie G. Ahn, Ph.D. (2025)
Distinguished Professor
Department of Biochemistry
​​University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0596

Eric Alani, Ph.D. (2026)
Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853​

Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D. (2024)
​Professor
Department of Medicine
Institute for Diversity Science​
University of Wisconsin-Madison
​Madison, WI 53715
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Angela DePace, Ph.D. (2024)
Associate Professor (on leave)
Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
Scientific Program Officer,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston, MA 02115 ​

​Ron G. King, Ph.D., M.B.A. (2024)
Adjunct Professor
Translational Genomics Department
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D. (2024)
Professor Emerita of Biochemistry
​and Molecular Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D. (2024)​
Lynne E. Maquat Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York 14642
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Lesilee Rose, Ph.D. (2025)
Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
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Amy Rosenzweig, Ph.D. (June 2024)
Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor
of Life Sciences
Professor
Departments of Molecular Biosciences and
of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
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Melanie Sanford, Ph.D. (June 2024)
Moses Gomberg Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Pamela Stacks, Ph.D. (June 2024)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry​
​​​Division of Research and Innovation
​San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0022
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Jeffrey Sun, J.D., Ph.D. (2025)
Professor & Distinguished University Scholar
Associate Dean for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
​College of Education & Human Development
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292​

​​​Wendy Young, Ph.D. (2024)

President
BioPharma Discovery
San Mateo, CA 94002​​ ​​

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

Xavier Becerra
Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
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Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.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