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cBCD Advisory Board

Faculty members

  • Victor Ambrose, Ph.D. - Professor, Molecular Medicine
  • David Grunwald, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute
  • Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
  • Lawrence Stern, Ph.D. - Professor, Pathology

Student members

  • Daniel Hidalgo
  • Brent Horowitz
  • Devyn Oliver
  • Shuo (Crystal) Shan

Past Advisors

  • Rita Balice-Gordon, Ph.D. - Global Head, Neuroscience Research Therapeutic Area, Sanofi - External BEST Advisory Board - 2015-2018
  • Monika Chitre - BEST Student Advisory Group 2012-2018
  • Jennifer Cotton, Ph.D. - BEST Advisory Board (student representative) 2015
  • Michelle Dubuke, Ph.D. - BEST Student Advisory Group 2014-2015
  • Livio Dukaj - BEST Student Advisory Group 2012-2018
  • Jonathan Fleming, M.P.A. - President & Treasurer, NEHI - The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation - External BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Priyanjali Ghosh - BEST Student Advisory Group 2012-2018
  • Michael Green, Ph.D. - Chair, Program in Gene Function & Expression; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine - Internal BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Nathaniel Hafer, Ph.D. - Director of Operations, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical & Translational Science - Internal BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Maximiliaan Huisman - BEST Student Advisory Group 2012-2018
  • Anthony Imbalzano, Ph.D. - Associate Dean, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars; Professor and Vice-Chair, Cell Biology; Director, Graduate Program in Cell Biology - BEST Steering Committee 2012-2018
  • Miye Jacques - BEST Student Advisory Group 2015-2018
  • Marc Klempner, M.D. - BEST Advisory Board 2015
  • Benjamin Landry - BEST Student Advisory Group 2012-2018
  • Mary Ellen Lane, Ph.D. - Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences;  Associate Professor, Neurobiology - BEST Steering Committee 2012-2018
  • Robyn Marty-Roix, Ph.D. - BEST Advisory Board (postdoctoral representative) 2015
  • Deborah Molrine, M.D., M.P.H. - Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs, Mass Biologics; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Internal BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Jill Moore, B.S. - Student representative; GSBC Career Development representative - Internal BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Avery Newton, Ph.D. - Research and Evaluation Consultant - BEST External Evaluation Team 2014-2019
  • Laura O'Dwyer, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, Boston College - BEST External Evaluation Team 2014-2019
  • Victoria Pedanou, Ph.D. - BEST Advisory Board (student representative) 2015, BEST Student Advisory Group 2014-2016
  • John Pham, Ph.D. - Editor, Molecular Cell - External BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Katherine Shields, Ph.D. - Research and Evaluation Consultant - BEST External Evaluation Team 2014-2019
  • Vivian Siegel, Ph.D. - Director, Education & Outreach, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard - External BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Alex Tamburino, Ph.D. - BEST Student Advisory Group 2014-2015
  • Steven Tello, Ed.D. - Associate Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development; Associate Professor, Management & Entrepreneurship; Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell - External BEST Advisory Board 2015-2018
  • Stina Urban, Ph.D. - BEST Student Advisory Group 2014-2015
  • David Weaver, Ph.D. - Professor, Neurobiology; Director, Program in Neuroscience - BEST Steering Committee 2012-2018
  • Phillip Zamore, Ph.D. (co-PI) -  Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Co-director, RNA Therapeutics Institute - BEST Steering Committee 2012-2018