Board Members

James P. Collins (Chair)

Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment

School of Life Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ


A. Alonso Aguirre

Chair and Professor

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

George Mason University


Enriqueta C. Bond

President Emeritus

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Marshall, VA


Dominique Brossard

Chair and Professor

Department of Life Sciences Communication

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI


Roger D. Cone

Director, Life Sciences Institute

Professor of Molecular and Integrative


University of Michigan


Nancy D. Connell

Senior Scholar

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Baltimore, MD


Sean M. Decatur


Kenyon College

Gambier, OH


Joseph R. Ecker

Salk International Council Chair in Genetics

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

La Jolla, CA


Scott V. Edwards

Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Ornithology

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University


Gerald L. Epstein

Senior Research Fellow

Ctr for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction

National Defense University

Washington, DC


Robert J. Full

Chancellor’s and Goldman Professor

Department of Integrative Biology

University of California, Berkeley


Elizabeth Heitman


Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Mary E. Maxon

Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)

Berkeley, CA


Robert Newman

Independent Consultant

Washington, DC


Stephen J. O’Brien

Director of Research and Professor

College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL


Jill P. Mesirov

Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences

Professor, Department of Medicine

University of California

San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center

La Jolla, CA


Claire Pomeroy


The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

New York, NY


Mary E. Power

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA


Susan Rundell Singer

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL


Lana Skirboll

Vice President of Academic and Scientific Affairs


Washington, DC


David R. Walt

Professor of Pathology, Wyss Institute

HHMI Professor

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA