Board of Scientific Advisers

Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D.

Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D.

Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Kansas City, Missouri

Andrew Biewener, Ph.D.

Andrew Biewener, Ph.D.

Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology, Director Concord Field Station
Harvard University, Massachusetts 

Boldomero Olivera, Ph.D.

Boldomero Olivera, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator  
University of Utah

Hans W. Paerl, Ph.D.

Hans W. Paerl, Ph.D.

Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virginia Weis, Ph.D.

Virginia Weis, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology
Oregon State University

Past Members of the Board of Scientific Advisers

Lee Niswander, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
University of Colorado, Denver
2013-2016

Gail Mandel, Ph.D.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute
Oregon Health Sciences University
Member, National Academy of Sciences
2012-2016

Nipam H. Patel, Ph.D.

William V. Power Endowed Chair in Biology Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development
University of California, Berkeley
2011-2015

Gene Robinson, Ph.D.

Swanlund Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology
Director, University of Illinois Bee Research Facility

Member, National Academy of Sciences
2010-2014

William B. Kristan, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Section of Neurobiology
University of California, San Diego
2009-2013

John G. Hildebrand, Ph.D.

Regents Professor of Neuroscience
University of Arizona
Member, National Academy of Sciences
2008-2012

Martin Chalfie, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences
Columbia University
Member, National Academy of Sciences
2008 Nobel Laureate
2007-2011

Eve E. Marder, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurosciences and Chair, Department of Biology
Brandeis Unversity
Member, National Academy of Sciences
2006-2010

William J. Lennarz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Stony Brook University
Director, Institute for Cell and Developmental Biology
State University of New York, Stony Book
Member, National Academy of Sciences
2005-2009

Thomas J. Carew, Ph.D.

Bren Professor and Chair of Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine
2004-2008

George M. Langford, Ph.D.

Ernest Everett Just Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology
Dartmouth College
Adjunct Professor of Physiology
Dartmouth Medical School
2003-2007

Stephen F. Heinemann, Ph.D.

Salk Institute Council Professor in Genetics, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
The Salk Institute
Member, National Academy of Sciences and the National Institute of Medicine
2002-2006

George N. Somero, Ph.D.

David & Lucile Packard Professor in Marine Sciences
Stanford University and Acting Director, Hopkins Marine Station
2001-2005

Lynn M. Riddiford, Ph.D.

Professor of Zoology
University of Washington
2000-2004

Leonard K. Kaczmarek, Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology and Professor of Cellular Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine
1999-2003

Peter R. MacLeish, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy and Director of the Neuroscience Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine
1998-2002

William R. Jeffery, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Biology
University of Maryland
1997-2001

Gene D. Block, Ph.D.

Alumni Council Thomas Jefferson
Professor of Biology; Director, NSF Center for Biological Timing
Vice President for Research and Public Service

University of Virginia
1996-2000

Scott E. Fraser, Ph.D.

Anna L. Rosen Professor of Biology and Director, Biological Imaging Center
Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology
1995-1999

Alan Gelperin, Ph.D.

Member of Technical Staff, Biological Computation Research Department
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
1994-1998

Mary Beth Burnside, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
1993-1997

Timothy H. Goldsmith, Ph.D.

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Biology
Yale University
1992-1996

John G. Hildebrand, Ph.D.

Regents’ Professor and Director, Division of Neurobiology
University of Arizona
1991-1995

David R. McClay, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Immunology, and Neurobiology
Duke University
1990-1994

Irwin B. Levitan, Ph.D.

David J. Mahoney Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1989-1993

Joram P. Piatigorsky, Ph.D.

Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology
National Eye Institute, NIH
1988-1992

John E. Dowling, Ph.D.

Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Natural Sciences and Harvard College Professor,
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Harvard University
1987-1991

John H. Law, Ph.D.

Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Entomology
University of Arizona
1986-1990

A. O. Dennis Willows, Ph.D.

Director of Friday Harbor Laboratories, Professor of Zoology
University of Washington
1985-1989

Lloyd M. Beidler, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Science
Florida State University
1984-1988

Elizabeth D. Hay, M.D.

Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Embryology
Harvard Medical School
1983-1987

Edward A. Kravitz, Ph.D.

George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
1982-1986

James D. Ebert, Ph.D.

Honorary Trustee, Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Biology
Johns Hopkins University
1977-1985

Frederic M. Richards, Ph.D.

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University
1978-1984

Maclyn McCarty, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
Rockefeller University
1977-1983

Harold P. Hanson, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Physics
University of Florida
1977-1978