Scientific Advisory Board
Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., Chairman
Dr. Lederberg is President-Emeritus and Sackler Foundation Scholar at
The Rockefeller University, New York. His life long research, for which
he received the Nobel Prize in 1958, has been in genetic structure and
function in microorganisms. Among his many honors, he is a member of the
National Academies of Science, and was awarded the National Medal of Science
in 1989. He has long had a keen interest in international health, and
is actively engaged in the building of international collaboration and
collective defenses against emerging infections of global impact.
Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D.
Dr. Bloom is Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Immunology and Infectious
Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member the Institute
of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the U.S. National
Academy of Sciences, and has served as an advisor on biomedical research
and public health to many governmental and international organizations.
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
Dr. Kandel is University Professor at Columbia and a Senior Investigator
at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research has been concerned
with the molecular mechanisms of memory storage, for which he received
the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 2000. He is a member of the
U.S. National Academy of Sciences as well as the National Science Academies
of Germany and France. He has also been recognized with the Albert Lasker
Award, the Wolf Prize of Israel and the National Medal of Science.
Arnold J. Levine, Ph.D.
Dr. Levine is a leading authority on the molecular basis of cancer and
co-discoverer of the p53 tumor suppressor protein, one of the body's
most important defenses against many forms of cancer. He is currently
a visiting professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute
for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and past-President of Rockefeller
University. Dr. Levine is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences,
and recently received the first Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine
and Biomedical Research.
George M. Martin, M.D.
Dr. Martin is Professor of Pathology and Adjunct Professor of Genetics
at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine,
and has served as president of the Gerontological Society of America and
the American Federation for Aging Research. His research is concerned
with the development of genetic approaches to the study of aging and age-related
diseases in mammals.
Gerald Weissmann, M.D.
Dr. Weissmann is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Biotechnology
Study Center at the New York University School of Medicine. His research
interests are primarily in the areas of pathogenesis of inflammation and
mechanism of action of anti-rheumatic drugs. He is a Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science and of the New York Academy
of Medicine, and was recently named one of 50 research heroes by the Arthritis