Selection Committee

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

CHAIR

E. Jane Albert Hubbard, PhD
Professor
Department of Cell Biology
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
New York, New York

VICE CHAIR

Richard M. White, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
David Bilder, PhD
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Martin D. Burke, PhD, MD
Professor of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Xinwei Cao, PhD
Associate Member
Developmental Neurobiology Department
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
Jayanta Chaudhuri, PhD
Professor
Immunology Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
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
Assistant Professor of Immunology   
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Howard C. Hang, PhD
Professor
Departments of Immunology and Microbiology and Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Jay Hesselberth, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Schwachman Chair in Gastroenterology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
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
Kathryn A. O'Donnell, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Akinyemi I. Ojesina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Associate Scientist, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
Adjunct Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 
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
Susan R. Schwab, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
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
Aaron F. Straight, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California
Jessica Tyler, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York