Selection Committee

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award


Richard M. White, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Nuffield Department of Medicine
Ludwig Cancer Research
University of Oxford
Oxford, England


Kathryn A. O'Donnell, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

David Bilder, PhD
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Xinwei Cao, PhD
Associate Member
Developmental Neurobiology Department
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
Jason M. Crawford, PhD
Maxine F. Singer ’57 PhD Associate Professor
Departments of Chemistry and Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Gianna E. Hammer, PhD
Associate Professor   
Department of Pathology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jay Hesselberth, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Katrin Karbstein, PhD
Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, Florida
Martin McMahon, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Alfonso Mondragón, PhD
Ethel and John Lindgren Professor
Director of the Structural Biology Facility
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Akinyemi I. Ojesina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD 
Professor of Genetics and Development
Director, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York
Rajat Rohatgi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Carla Rothlin, PhD
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Immunobiology and Pharmacology
HHMI Faculty Scholar
Co-leader Cancer Immunology, Yale Cancer Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut 
Jared Rutter, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Agnel Sfeir, PhD
Member, Molecular Biology Program
Sloan Kettering Institute
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
David R. Sherwood, PhD
Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Professor and Associate Chair of Biology
Co-Director Regeneration Next Initiative
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina 
Nancy A. Speck, PhD
Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania