Scientific Advisory Board
Frances H. Arnold
She has been elected to membership in all three US National Academies, of Science, Medicine, and Engineering, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among other activities, she chairs the Advisory Panel of the Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering and serves as a judge for the Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering. Arnold holds more than 45 US patents.
George M. Church
He has also pioneered new privacy, biosafety, environmental & biosecurity policies. He is director of NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. His honors include election to NAS & NAE & Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science. He has coauthored 370 papers, 60 patents & one book (Regenesis).
He has founded or cofounded several companies, including Integrated Diagnostics, Indi Molecular, Sofie Biosciences, and NanoSys. He was named by Forbes in 2009 as one of the top 7 innovators in the world.
Co-founder, MD, PhD
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has coauthored numerous textbooks in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, and genetics, as well as a popular book on the Human Genome Project, The Code of Codes. Dr. Hood is the recipient of the Lasker Award for Studies of Immune Diversity, the Kyoto Prize in advanced technology, the Heinz Award for pioneering work in Systems Biology, and the coveted NAE 2011 Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize. He has received 17 honorary degrees, has published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles, and currently holds 36 patents. In 2011, he received the National Medal of Science.
Lazowska is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. A long-time advocate for increasing participation in the field, he serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, and on the National Research Council’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. He has been a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Microsoft Research since its inception, and serves as a board member or technical advisor for a number of high-tech companies, venture firms, and technology-oriented civic organizations.
Gilbert S. Omenn
Dr. Omenn leads the Human Proteome Project for the international Human Proteome Organization. He was President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2006. He is an elected member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Association of American Physicians, and American College of Physicians. He chaired the presidential/congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management (“Omenn Commission”), served on the National Commission on the Environment, and chaired the NAS/NAE/IOM Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. He received the John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award from the White House Fellows Association in 2004; the Walsh McDermott Medal from the Institute of Medicine in 2008 for long-term contributions to the IOM and the National Academy of Sciences; and in 2013 the David E. Rogers Award from AAMC for major contributions to health and health care in America.
He served on the NASA Advisory Council to 4 NASA Administrators, was chair of the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure for the last 3 years, and for 8 years he was a member of the NIH Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, serving 3 directors. He was PI of the NSF OptIPuter project and of the Moore Foundation CAMERA global microbial metagenomics computational repository. You can follow him on his life-streaming portal at http://lsmarr.calit2.net.
In 2012, he received the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges who referred to Snyderman as the “father of personalized medicine.” Dr. Snyderman is the recipient of numerous other awards recognizing his contributions to research and to developing more rational models of health care. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. His bibliography exceeds 380 manuscripts as well as numerous books.
A past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, she is a winner of the Society’s Research to Practice Translation and Distinguished Research Mentor awards. A winner of The Obesity Society’s e-Health Pioneer Award, she is also Immediate past chair of the American Heart Association’s Behavior Change Committee, a standing study section member for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an elected member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Board of Scientific Affairs, past member of APA’s Advisory Steering Committee on Treatment Guidelines, and Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Translational Behavioral Medicine.
Since 2006, in La Jolla, he leads the flagship NIH grant supported STSI. He has published 1100 peer-reviewed articles, over 165,000 citations, elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, named in GQ Magazine as one of the Rock Stars of Science, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine (Thomson Reuters, Doctor of the Decade). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. His bestseller book The Creative Destruction of Medicine (Basic Books) was published in 2012 and The Patient Will See You Now was just published in January 2015.