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​
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Darrin Akins, Ph.D. (2022)
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
​Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research ​
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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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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​Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D. (2024)
Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
​Center for Women's Health ​​
Madison, WI 53715
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Angela DePace, Ph.D. (2024)
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115
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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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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)​
President
Professor of Biological Sciences
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-1000
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Danielle Li, Ph.D. (2023)
Associate Professor
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA 02142
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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. (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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Melanie Sanford, Ph.D. (2023)
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. (2023)
Professor of Chemistry, Emerita
​​​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
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Wendy Young, Ph.D. (2024)
Executive Partner
MPM Capital
Brisbane, CA 94005 ​
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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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Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., ​Ph.D.
Acting 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