February 2024 Council Roster


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


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

Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D. 
Department of Medicine
Institute for Diversity Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53715

​Ron G. King, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Adjunct Professor
Translational Genomics Department
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ 08854

David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Lynne E. Maquat Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York 14642

Lesilee Rose, Ph.D. 
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Pamela Stacks, Ph.D. 
Professor Emerita, Department of Chemistry
Division of Research and Innovation
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192

Jeffrey Sun, J.D., Ph.D. 
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Brisbane, CA 94005


Ad Hoc Participants

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

Amanda A. Amodeo​, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Zhana Duren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Human Genetics, Department of Genetics & Biochemistry
Core Faculty, Biomedical Data Science and Informatics (BDSI)
Clemson University
Greenwood, SC 29646

L. Andrew Lee, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
IMCS, Inc.
Irmo, SC 29063

​Christopher W. Seymour, M.D., M.Sc. ​​​​
Associate ​​Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor​
Departments of ​Emergency Medicine & Clinical Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA 15261​​​

​JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine ​
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
Director, San Diego IRACDA Scholars Program
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093​

Donald K. Warne, M.D., M.P.H.
Provost Fellow
Indigenous Health Policy
Center for Indigenous Health
Professor of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21231​​

Leyte Winfield, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Division Chair
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA 30314​​​

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

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