The Scientific Review Board participates in the review of candidates for our research programs and investigators for reappointment. The board includes accomplished scientists who collectively represent the breadth of biomedical fields in which HHMI Investigators work.


  • Larry Abbott, PhD
    William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience
    Kolb Research Annex
    Columbia University
  • Silvia Arber, PhD
    Professor of Neurobiology and Cell Biology
    Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Alexander Borst, PhD
    Head, Department of Circuits – Computation – Models
    Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
  • William A. Catterall, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Pharmacology
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
    Center for Complex Disease Genomics and Professor of Medicine
    Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Roger Cone, PhD
    Mary Sue Coleman Director and Research Professor
    Life Sciences Institute
    University of Michigan
  • Michael Czech, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Program in Molecular Medicine
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Vishva Dixit, MD
    Vice President and Staff Scientist
    Genentech, Inc.
  • Gary Gilliland, MD, PhD
    President and Director
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
  • Caroline S. Harwood, PhD
    Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor of Microbiology
    University of Washington
  • Richard Henderson, PhD, FRS
    Programme Leader
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Bertil Hille, PhD
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    University of Washington
  • Robb Krumlauf, PhD
    Scientific Director and Professor
    Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Richard Lifton, MD, PhD
    President and Carson Family Professor
    The Rockefeller University
  • Joan Massagué, PhD
    Director, Alfred P. Sloan Chair Member
    Sloan Kettering Institute
  • Diane Mathis, PhD
    Chair and Professor of Pathology
    Department of Microbiology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Iain W. Mattaj, FRS, FMedSci
    Director General
    EMBL European Molecular Biology
  • Markus Meister, PhD
    Professor of Biology
    Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
    California Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Murray, PhD
    Professor and Director
    Harvard University
  • Janet Rossant, PhD
    President and Scientific Director
    The Gairdner Foundation
    Emeritus Chief of Research and a Senior Scientist
    The Hospital for Sick Children
  • David Russell, PhD
    Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research
    McDermott Distinguished Professor
    Department of Molecular Genetics
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Robert T. Sauer, PhD
    Salvador E. Luria Professor
    Department of Biology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Alex Schier, PhD
    Principal Investigator and Visiting Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Harvard University
  • Wesley Sundquist, PhD
    Cochair and Distinguished Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD
    The Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Medical Sciences
    Columbia University
  • Susan Wessler, PhD
    Distinguished Professor of Genetics
    Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences
    University of California President's Chair
    University of California, Riverside