Board of Scientific Advisors

The Fund’s commitment to excellence is embodied in the Board of Scientific Advisers. The BSA has been largely responsible for shaping the original charitable gift into an effective force for the advancement of medical research by supporting the broadest view of basic biomedical science as it relates to cancer research. The Fund has been fortunate to attract extraordinarily distinguished scientists to the BSA. They have brought their expertise, a concern for excellence and a spirit of service that has contributed immeasurably to the Fund’s reputation and accomplishments. This is clearly demonstrated by the 23 Nobel prizes that have been awarded to BSA members, Grantees and Fellows.

Dr. Stephen Elledge (Chair)
Department of Genetics
Center for Genetics and Genomics
HHMI/Harvard Medical School
Visit Dr. Elledge’s Lab

Dr. Angelika Amon
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative
Cancer Research
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visit Dr. Amon’s Lab

Dr. Cori Bargmann
Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior
HHMI/The Rockefeller University
Visit Dr. Bargmann’s Lab

Dr. Ralph Isberg
Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Tufts University, School of Medicine
Visit Dr. Isberg’s Lab

Dr. Peter S. Kim
Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University, Stanford California
Visit Dr. Kim’s Lab

Dr. Dan R. Littman
Department of Pathology
New York University
HHMI/Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Visit Dr. Littman’s Lab

Dr. Catherine Dulac 
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
HHMI/Harvard University
Visit Dr. Dulac’s Lab


Dr. Eric Olson
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Molecular Biology
Visit Dr. Olson’s Lab

Dr. Luis Parada
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Director, Brain Tumor Center
Visit Dr. Parada’s Lab

Dr. Carol Prives
Biological Sciences
Columbia University
Visit Dr. Prives’ Lab

Dr. Anjana Rao
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Visit Dr. Rao’s Lab

Dr. Sandra Schmid
Department of Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Visit Dr. Schmid’s Lab

Dr. Brenda Schulman
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Department of Structural Biology
Visit Dr. Schulman’s Lab