Board Members

James P. Collins (Chair)

Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment

School of Life Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ


Enriqueta C. Bond

President Emeritus

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Marshall, VA


Roger D. Cone

Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science

Professor and Chairman of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN


Nancy D. Connell

Professor, Division of Infectious Disease

Department of Medicine

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and

Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences

Newark, NJ


Joseph R. Ecker

Salk International Council Chair in Genetics

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

La Jolla, CA


Sarah C. R. Elgin

Professor of Biology

Washington University

St. Louis, MO


Stephen Friend

President, Co-Founder and Director

Sage Bionetworks

Seattle, WA


Linda G. Griffith

Professor of Biological Engineering and

Mechanical Engineering Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


Elizabeth Heitman

Associate Professor

Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN


Richard A. Johnson


Global Helix LLC

Bethesda, MD


Judith Kimble

Vilas Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Madison, WI


Mary E. Maxon

Biosciences Principal Deputy

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley, CA


Jill P. Mesirov

Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences

Professor, Department of Medicine

University of California

San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center

La Jolla, CA


Karen E. Nelson


The J. Craig Venter Institute

Rockville, MD


Claire Pomeroy


The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

New York, NY


Mary E. Power

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA


Margaret Riley

President, Massachusetts Academy of Sciences

Professor of Biology

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA


Lana Skirboll

Vice President of Academic and Scientific Affairs


Washington, DC


Janis Weeks


Department of Biology

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR