Advisory Board

Kjersti Aagaard Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Obstetrics & Gynecology and professor

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital; Houston, TX, USA

Microbiome, maternal-fetal health
Leila Akkari Leila Akkari, PhD (opens in a new window)
Group leader

Netherlands Cancer Institute, Oncode Institute; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oncology, tumor microenvironment, therapy resistance
Justin Boddey Justin Boddey, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate professor

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research; Parkville, Australia

Malaria, functional genomics of malaria parasites
Petter Brodin Petter Brodin, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Pediatrician/researcher, Science for Life Laboratory. Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

Karolinska Institute; Stockholm, Sweden

Human immune variation, immune system development, clinical immunology
Juliane Bubeck-Wardenburg Juliane Bubeck-Wardenburg, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Donald B. Strominger professor of pediatrics

Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis, MI, USA

Bacterial infection, pathogenesis, bacterial cytotoxins, critical care
Hongbing	Cai Hongbing Cai, MD (opens in a new window)
Director, professor, Department of Gynecology

Zhongnan Hospital Wuhan University School of Medicine; Wuhan, China

Gynecology, oncology
Susan Cheng Susan Cheng, MD (opens in a new window)
Director of public health research

Smidt Heart Institute of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cardiology
Giovanni Ciriello Giovanni Ciriello, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate professor, Department of Computational Biology

University of Lausanne; Lausanne, Swizterland

Genetics, epigenetics, cancer evolution
Dena B. Dubal Dena B. Dubal, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate professor and Endowed Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease

University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, CA, USA

Neuroscience, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, aging
Jennifer Flemming Jennifer Flemming, MD, FRCP(C), MAS (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinician Scientist

Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON, Canada

Liver, cirrhosis, epidemiology, liver cancer, viral hepatitis
Tiannan Guo Tiannan Guo, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences

Westlake University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Proteomics, precision medicine, machine learning
Tamia Harris-Tryon Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Assistant professor, Departments of Immunology and Dermatology

UT Southwestern; Dallas, TX, USA

Immunology, dermatology, microbiome
Aaron Hata Aaron Hata, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Assistant physician, Department of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston, MA, USA

Oncology, kinase inhibitors, therapy resistance, lung cancer
Robert Hegele Robert Hegele, MD (opens in a new window)
Distinguished professor of medicine and biochemistry

Western University; London, ON, Canada

Metabolism, diabetes, heart disease, stroke
Jens Hjerling-Leffler Jens Hjerling-Leffler, PhD (opens in a new window)
Principal Investigator

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Schizophrenia, brain development, transcriptomics
Ya-Chi Ho Dr. Ya-Chi Ho (opens in a new window)
Assistant professor of microbial pathogenesis and medicine

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

HIV persistence, HIV cure, single-cell profiling, SARS-CoV-2, immunology
Shabaana A. Khader Shabaana A. Khader, PhD (opens in a new window)
Professor of Molecular Microbiology (Tenured) and Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Department of Molecular Microbiology

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Tuberculosis, intracellular infections, immunity
Brian Kim Brian Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD (opens in a new window)
Associate professor of medicine

Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis, MI, USA

Immunology, neuroimmunology, skin, itch
Edy Kim Edy Kim, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate Physician, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Cardiopulmonary, sepsis, immunology, Covid-19
Marleen Kok Marleen Kok, PhD (opens in a new window)
Medical oncologist and Group leader breast cancer immunotherapy, Departments of Medical Oncology, Tumor Biology & Immunology

Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Breast cancer, immunotherapy, cancer immunology, biomarkers
Shee-Mei Lok Dr. Shee-Mei Lok (opens in a new window)
Professor

Duke-NUS Medical School; Singapore

Virology, vaccines, immunology, structural biology
Taha Merghoub Florencia McAllister, MD (opens in a new window)
Assistant professor

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, TX, USA

Oncology, tumor microenvironment, immunosuppression, tumor microbiome
Taha Merghoub Taha Merghoub, PhD (opens in a new window)
Attending biologist, Immuno-Oncology Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY, USA

Oncology, immunotherapy
Michelle Monje Michelle Monje, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Stanford University; Stanford, CA, USA

Neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, neuro-glial interactions
Penny Moore Penny Moore, PhD (opens in a new window)
Reader and DST/NRF South African Research Chair of Virus-Host Dynamics

University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg, South Africa

Virology, immunology, HIV vaccine
Evan Newell Evan Newell, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Seattle, WA, USA

Infectious disease, immunology, cancer, mass cytometry
Serena Nik-Zainal Serena Nik-Zainal, PhD (opens in a new window)
Principal investigator, MRC Cancer Unit & Academic Department of Medical Genetics

University of Cambridge; Cambridge, UK

Oncology, mutagenesis, genetics, genomics
Julie Overbaugh Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP (opens in a new window)
Walter L. Palmer distinguished service professor of medicine and human genetics and director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health University

University of Chicago; Chicago, IL, USA

Oncology, genomics, inherited cancers (BRCA1 and BRCA2), epigenetics
Julie Overbaugh Julie Overbaugh, PhD (opens in a new window)
Professor, Divisions of Human Biology and Public Health Sciences

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Seattle, WA, USA

Retroviruses, viral pathogeneisis, HIV, HIV transmission
Mary Elizabeth Patti Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD (opens in a new window)
Investigator

Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA, USA

Diabetes, hypoglycemia, gut microbiome, bariatric surgery
Sallie Permar Sallie Permar, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Professor, Pediatrics, Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Duke Human Vaccine Institute; Durham, NC, USA

Virology, immunology, CMV, HIV, vaccines
April Pyle April Pyle, PhD (opens in a new window)
Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Eli and Edythe Broad Stem Cell Center

University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cell and gene therapy, neuromuscular diseases, muscle stem cells
Daniel Roth Daniel Roth, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Staff physician and scientist

The Hospital for Sick Children; Toronto, ON, Canada

Maternal and child health, nutrition, vitamin D
Kole Roybal Kole Roybal, PhD (opens in a new window)
Assistant professor, Microbiology & Immunology

University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, CA, USA

Cell therapies, synthetic biology
Camilla	Schéele Camilla Schéele, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor, Group leader, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

Metabolism, human brown adipose tissue, adipocyte differentiation, batokines
Nicola Segata Nicola Segata, PhD (opens in a new window)
Professor and principal investigator, Department CIBIO

University of Trento; Trento, Italy

Metagenomics, computational biology, microbiome
Mehul Suthar Dr. Mehul Suthar (opens in a new window)
Assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics

Emory Vaccine Center, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Virology, immunology, flavirus, coronovirus
Takanori Takebe Takanori Takebe, PhD (opens in a new window)
Assistant professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; Cincinnati, OH, USA

Bioengineering, organoids, regenerative medicine, liver disease
Saverio Tardito Saverio Tardito, PhD (opens in a new window)
Group leader

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute; Glasgow, UK

Metabolism, oncology, metabolomics
Samra Turajlic Samra Turajlic, MD, PhD (opens in a new window)
Group leader

The Francis Crick Institute; London, UK

Oncology, cancer evolution, therapy resistance
Eric Vivier Eric Vivier, PhD (opens in a new window)
Head, The “Innate Lymphoid Cell” lab

Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy—Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France

Immunology, immunotherapy
Hongmei	Wang Hongmei Wang, PhD (opens in a new window)
Professor, director, State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing, China

Development, placental biology, pre-eclampsia, gestational related diseases
Susanne Wegmann Susanne Wegmann, PhD, Dipl.-Ing (opens in a new window)
Research Group Leader

Deutsches Zentrum f. Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE eV), Berlin, Germany

Alzheimer’s disease, tauopathies, neurotoxicity
Juan (Helen) Zhou Juan (Helen) Zhou, PhD (opens in a new window)
Associate professor

National University of Singapore; Singapore

Neuropsychiatric disorders, imaging, machine learning