Keystone Symposia Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of eminent biomedical scientists whose expertise derives from academia, industry, and the government. The SAB is tasked with guiding the development of the conference portfolio, prioritizing content and topics, and providing a substantive peer review process to ensure Keystone Symposia's reputation as the preeminent convener of scientific conferences in the biomedical and life sciences.

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Board of Directors are denoted with a # following their name.


E. Dale Abel, M.D., Ph.D.#
Director F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

George Addona, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Pharmacology
Merck Research Labs

Clement Adebamowo, B.M., Ch.B., Hons, Sc.D.
Professor Epidemiology and Public Health
Associate Director Population Science,
Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Member, Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Luciano Adorini, M.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Preclinical Research
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Muhammad Al-Hajj, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Head of Translational Medicine
Translational Sciences
Autolus Therapeutics

Eric H. Baehrecke, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jacques F. Banchereau, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Immunological Sciences
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Dominic P. Behan, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Chief Executive Officer
Sentia Medical Sciences, Inc.

Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.
Director NIAID Microbiome Program
Chief Mucosal Immunology Section
Laboratory of Parasitic Disease
NIAID, National Institutes of Health

Ralph A. Bradshaw, Ph.D.#
Professor Emeritus
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of California, Irvine

Cherié L. Butts, Ph.D.#
Associate Director
Portfolio Leadership
Biogen

Robert Califf, M.D., MACC#
Donald F. Martin, MD Professor of Cardiology
Duke University, Verily Life Sciences
School of Medicine

Ian M. Colrain, Ph.D.#
President SRI International
SRI Biosciences

Roger D. Cone, Ph.D.
Director
Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan

John E. Connolly, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Research & Development
Tessa Therapeutics Ltd.

Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Ph.D.
Vice President
Research and Biological Collections
FIOCRUZ

Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Aging Studies
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Robertus de Bruin, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Cancer Biology
MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
University College London

Robert J. Deans, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
BlueRock Therapeutics

Russell A. DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Edward A. Dennis, Ph.D.#
Chancellor Distinguished Professor
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Vishva M. Dixit, M.D.#
Vice President, Early Discovery Research and Physiological Chemistry
Genentech, Inc.

Aris N. Economides, Ph.D.
Vice President
Research
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Peter M. Finan, Ph.D.#
Venture Partner
Epidarex Capital

Kelly A. Frazer, Ph.D.
Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Adolfo García-Sastre, Ph.D.
Professor
Microbiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Tariq Ghayur, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Biologics
AbbVie Inc.

Paloma Giangrande, Ph.D.
Director, Rare Disease, Moderna
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Iowa

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.#
Director
The Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine
Duke University

Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.#
Professor, Pediatrics
Director of Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Richard J. Gregory, Ph.D.


Curtis C. Harris, M.D.#
Chief, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis
NCI / National Institutes of Health

Tim Harris, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Research and Development
Bioverativ Therapeutics

Lora K. Heisler, Ph.D.
Chair in Human Nutrition
Obesity and Food Choice
Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen

De' Broski R. Herbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Infectious Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennyslvania

Linda Slanec Higgins, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President , Biology
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Sean Hill, Ph.D.
Director, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Professor, Blue Brain Project, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Pamela M. Holland, Ph.D.
Vice President
Cancer Biology
Surface Oncology

Michael J. Holtzman, M.D.
Herman and Selma Seldin Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

Tony Hunter, Ph.D.#
Professor and Principal Investigator
Molecular Cellular Biology Laboratories
The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

Aron B. Jaffe, Ph.D.


Thale C. Jarvis, Ph.D.#
Chief Scientific Officer
Keystone Symposia

Sally John, Ph.D.
Vice President, Translational Biology
Research and Early Development
Biogen

Deborah L. Johnson, Ph.D.#
President and Chief Executive Officer
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Takashi Kadowaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Graduate School of Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
University of Tokyo

Christopher L. Karp, M.D.
Director, Global Health Discovery & Translational Sciences
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Véronique Kiermer, Ph.D.#
Executive Editor and Publisher
Publishing and Editorial
Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Karla A. Kirkegaard, Ph.D.
Violetta Horton Professor
Genetics & Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Christian Klein, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scientist
Roche Pharmaceutical Research & Development
Roche Innovation Center Zürich
Roche

Melanie A. Kleinschek, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Director, Head of Biology
Theravance Biopharma

Brian K. Kobilka, M.D.#
Professor
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Mark Kowala, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Cardiometabolic
Eli Lilly Research Lab

Martin Kussmann, Ph.D.
Editorial Director
Frontiers for Young Minds
Frontiers Media S.A.

Jeffrey L. Kutok, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tony K.T. Lam, Ph.D.
Professor and J.K. McIvor Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research
Canada Research Chair in Obesity
Associate Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
Advanced Diagnostics and Metabolism
Toronto General Research Institute

Jan E. Leach, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Bioagricultural Sciences
Colorado State University

Dangsheng Li, Ph.D.
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Cell Research
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sarah Lively, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Head, San Francisco Site
ChemPartner Corporation

Juan Carlos López, Ph.D.#
Founder
Haystack Science

Patrick Mayes, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Immuno-Oncology Antibodies
Incyte Research Institute

M. Juliana McElrath, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Director and Member
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Tara Mirzadegan, Ph.D.
Senior Director
CREATe
Janssen R&D: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Valerie Mizrahi, Ph.D.
Director
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM)
University of Cape Town

Craig Monell, Ph.D.
Vice President
Business Operations/R&D
BioLegend, Inc.

Walter H. Moos, Ph.D.#
Managing Director, Pandect Bioventures
CEO, ShangPharma Innovation
Professor (adj.), University of California, San Francisco
President (ret.), SRI Biosciences

Dominik Mumberg, Ph.D.
Vice President
Oncology II
Bayer HealthCare

Leon O. Murphy, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Biology
Casma Therapeutics

Anthony J. Muslin, M.D.
Vice President, Head
Cardiovascular and Metabolism Therapeutic Area
Sanofi Global Research & Development

Vic E. Myer, Ph.D.


Lee A. Niswander, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado Boulder

Anne O'Garra, Ph.D., FRS, FMedSci#
Associate Research Director
The Francis Crick Institute
Mill Hill Laboratory

Paul W. H. I. Parren, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion
Leiden University Medical Center

Mark J. Powers, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research and Development- Cell Biology
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bali Pulendran, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Michael Quigley, Ph.D.
Vice President
Oncology Discovery Biology
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Michael H. Rabinowitz, Ph.D.
Vice President
Research
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc

Laszlo Radvanyi, Ph.D.
President and Scientific Director
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Sridhar Ramaswamy, M.D.


Richard M. Ransohoff, M.D.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Third Rock Ventures

Rino Rappuoli, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist and Head of External Research and Development
GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Bing Ren, Ph.D.
Professor
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Mark Rolfe, Ph.D.
Corporate Vice President
Research & Early Development
Celgene Corporation

Cristina M. Rondinone, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Development
Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
MedImmune, Inc.

Thomas J. Schuetz, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Compass Therapeutics

Janine Schuurman, Ph.D.
Corporate Vice President
Research and Innovation
Genmab

Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D.
Robert Francis Furchgott Professor
Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Barry P. Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Hans Ulrich Stilz, Ph.D.
Vice President
R&D Innovation and Outreach
Novo Nordisk A/S

Boris Striepen, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Lynda M. Stuart, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Global Health, Discovery & Translational Sciences
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lori Sussel, Ph.D.
Professor and Research Director
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Eric E. Swayze, Ph.D.
Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Paul K.H. Tam, ChM
Li Shu-Pui Professor and Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
Director, Dr. Li Dak Sum Research Centre
The University of Hong Kong-Karolinska Institutet Collaboration in Regenerative Medicine

Cormac Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor, Cellular Physiology
Medicine
University College Dublin

Kathrin Tissot, M.D., Ph.D.
Business Team Head
MorphoSys AG

Cornelia Liu Trimble, M.D.
Professor
Gynecology and Obstetrics, Oncology, and Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fred Van Goor, Ph.D.
Principal Research Fellow
Research
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Yibin Wang, Ph.D.
Professor
Anesthesiology, Physiology and Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
David Geffen School of Medicine

Andrew B. Ward, Ph.D.
Professor
Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
The Scripps Research Institute

Stephanie Wengert Watts, Ph.D.
Professor, Assistant Dean
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Michigan State University

Charles E. Whitehurst, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director
Immunology and Respiratory
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Joseph C. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Medicine and Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Xuebiao Yao, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Cellular Dynamics
University of Science & Technology of China

Bei B. Zhang, Ph.D.#
Vice President, Metabolic Research
Worldwide Research and Development
Internal Medicine
Pfizer Inc.

Juleen R. Zierath, Ph.D.#
Professor
Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
Karolinska Institutet

Arturo Zychlinsky, Ph.D.
Director
Cellular Microbiology
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

plus representatives to be announced from:
Amgen Inc.
EMD Serono Research and Development Institute, Inc.
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Pfizer Inc.
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
TCR² Therapeutics
TESARO, Inc.