Selection Committee

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

CHAIR

Lewis L. Lanier, PhD
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for Science
Chief Scientific Officer
NYU Langone Medical Center 
New York, New York
Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Physiology
The Scripps Research Institute 
La Jolla, California
Tarun M. Kapoor, PhD
Pels Family Professor/Head of Laboratory
Lab of Chemistry and Cell Biology
The Rockefeller University
New York, New York
Richard L. Klemke, PhD  
Professor
Department of Pathology
Moores Cancer Center
University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California
Ivan P. Maillard, MD, PhD 
Professor of Hematology-Oncology
Vice-Chief for Research, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Medicine
Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Joshua T. Mendell, MD, PhD
HHMI Investigator 
Professor
CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Joseph R. Osborne, MD, PhD
Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Division
Clinical Chief of Molecular Imaging Innovations Institute (MI3)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
Nickolas Papadopoulos, PhD
Professor, Oncology and Pathology
Director of Translational Genetics

Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Johns Hopkins Institutions
Baltimore, Maryland
Theodora S. Ross, MD, PhD
Jeanne Ann Plitt Professorship in Breast Cancer Research
H. Benn and Isabelle T. Decherd Chair in Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Julie A. Segre, PhD
Senior Investigator
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Chief, Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Head, Microbial Genomics Section
Bethesda, Maryland
Stephen T. Smale, PhD
Vice Dean for Research
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Distinguished Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

Sherie L. and Donald G. Morrison Chair, Molecular Immunology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Benjamin P. Tu, PhD
Associate Professor
UT Southwestern Presidential Scholar
Martha Steiner Professorship in Medical Research
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research

Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas