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Scientific Review Board
The Scientific Review Board (SRB) comprises distinguished scientists who participate in the review of Institute investigators for reappointment.

The SRB works with the Medical Advisory Board in this capacity. Their opinions are advisory to the president.

The SRB is constituted to have a breadth of expertise that encompasses that of the HHMI investigators. Typically 25-35 members are sufficient to span the relevant biomedical subfields. The term of appointment of each member is four years. Appointments are made by the vice president who has responsibility for organization of the investigator reviews, subject to approval by the president.

Each SRB member participates in one, or occasionally two, investigator review meetings per year. They are assigned investigator reviews that are aligned with their own scientific expertise. SRB members are also expected to attend one of the Institute's scientific meetings each year.

SRB Members

  • Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, PhD
    Professor of Cell Biology
    Department of Cell Biology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Patricia Babbitt, PhD
    Professor and Vice Chair
    Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco
  • William E. Balch, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
    The Scripps Research Institute
  • Mary Beckerle, PhD
    Ralph E. and Willa T. Main Presidential Professor
    Chief Executive Officer and Director
    Associate Vice President for Cancer Affairs
    Huntsman Cancer Institute
    University of Utah
  • Stephen J. Benkovic, PhD
    Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry
    The Pennsylvania State University
  • William A. Catterall, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Pharmacology
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
    Professor
    Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Vicki L. Chandler, PhD
    Chief Program Officer, Science
    Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Michael Czech, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Program in Molecular Medicine
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Vishva Dixit, MD
    Vice President, Early Discovery Research
    Genentech, Inc.
  • David V. Goeddel, PhD
    Managing Partner
    The Column Group
  • Susan Gottesman, PhD
    Head, Biochemical Genetics Section
    Co-Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology
    Center for Cancer Research
    National Cancer Institute
  • Alan Hall, PhD
    Chairman
    Cell Biology Program
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Scott Hawley, PhD
    Investigator
    Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Richard Henderson, PhD, FRS
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Bertil Hille, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    University of Washington
  • Peter S. Kim, PhD
    Department of Biochemistry
    Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • Marc W. Kirschner, PhD
    Chair and Professor
    Systems Biology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Robb Krumlauf, PhD
    Scientific Director
    Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Lynn Landmesser, PhD
    Garvin Professor and Chair
    Department of Neurosciences
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Michael A. Marletta, PhD
    President
    Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Chemistry
    The Scripps Research Institute
  • Diane Mathis, PhD
    Professor of Pathology
    Department of Microbiology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Marcus Meister, PhD
    Professor of Biology
    Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
    California Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Murray, PhD
    Herschel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics
    Harvard University
  • W. James Nelson, PhD
    Rudy J. and Daphne Donohue Munzer Endowed Professor
    Departments of Biology and Molecular and Cellular Physiology
    James H. Clark Center, The Bio-X Program
    Stanford University Medical School
  • Eric N. Olson, PhD
    Professor and Chairman
    Department of Molecular Biology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Luis F. Parada, PhD
    Professor and Chairman
    Department of Biology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Hidde Ploegh, PhD
    Member,Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • David Russell, PhD
    Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research
    McDermott Distinguished Professor
    Department of Molecular Genetics
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Joshua R. Sanes, PhD
    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Center for Brain Science
    Harvard University
  • Robert T. Sauer, PhD
    Salvador E. Luria Professor
    Department of Biology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Christopher T. Walsh, PhD
    Hamilton Kuhn Professor
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Huntington F. Willard, PhD
    Director, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
    Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Genome Sciences
    Duke University