May 2020 Council Roster


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


Darrin Akins, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Cancer Education
and Training
Stephenson Cancer Center
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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

Squire J. Booker, Ph.D.
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

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

Peter J. Espenshade, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology
Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21205 

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

Sean Seymore, Ph.D., J.D. *
New York Alumni Chancellor’s 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
Departments of Computer and Information
Sciences and Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711

John Younger, M.D.
Vice President for Science and Technology
University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Ad Hoc Participants

Cecilia P. Chung, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Staff Physician
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Nashville, TN 37232-2681

Laura F. Gibson, Ph.D.
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

Danielle Li, Ph.D.
Class of 1922 Career Development Professor
Associate Professor
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA 02142

Brian Munsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
and School of Biomedical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Amy Rosenzweig, Ph.D.
Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor
of Life Sciences
Departments of Molecular Biosciences and
of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Melanie Sanford, Ph.D.
Moses Gomberg Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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. *
The U.S. Department of Health Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

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

Ronald M. Przygodzki, M.D. 
Genomic Medicine
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration
Washington, DC 20420

* Unable to attend