Scientific Review Council

The Scientific Review Council will review the research proposals submitted to the Alliance and make recommendations to the Prize Advisory Board and Governing Board for approval of the winners. The Council will also advise on scientific matters and policies, including research needs and opportunities that may be targeted for funding.

Iannis Aifantis, PhD

Professor, Chair of the Department of Pathology
NYU School of Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

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Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Medicine
Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for Science
Chief Scientific Officer
NYU Langone Medical Center

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Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD

Ward Coleman Chair in Cancer Research
Director of Immunotherapy, Department of Hematology and Oncology
Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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John Blenis, PhD

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Professor Cancer Research
Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Pharmacology Ph.D. Program
Co-Director, Cancer Biology Program
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD

Robert & Harriet Heilbrunn Professor
Head of Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology
The Rockefeller University
Professor Adjunct, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture

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Jacqueline Bromberg, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Breast Service, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Steven J. Burakoff, MD

Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine
Former Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute
Professor of Oncological Sciences and Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health Systems

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Ross Cagan, PhD

Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics
Editor-In-Chief, Disease Models and Mechanisms

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Andrea Califano, PhD

Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology
Chair of Systems Biology
Columbia University

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Lewis Cantley, PhD

Meyer Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Professor, Cancer Biology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
2013 Breakthrough Prize Winner

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Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Moses V. Chao, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology; Physiology and Neuroscience; and Psychiatry
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
NYU Langone School of Medicine

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Carlo M. Croce, MD

Distinguished University Professor
The John W. Wolfe Chair in Human Cancer Genetics
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Director, Institute of Genetics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

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Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD

Percy and Joanne Uris Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology,
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology,
Director, Institute for Cancer Genetics,
Columbia University Medical Center

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Titia de Lange, PhD

Leon Hess Professor
American Cancer Society Professor
Head, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics
Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research
The Rockefeller University
2013 Breakthrough Prize Winner

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Richard J. Gilbertson, MD, PhD

Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology in Cambridge
Director of the Cambridge Cancer Centre
University of Cambridge

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Richard I. Gregory, PhD

Associate Professor, The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Department of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

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Clifford Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO

Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Chief Executive Officer (ex-officio), Conquer Cancer Foundation

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Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD

Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology
Professor, Departments of Pathology (Skirball), Microbiology, and Molecular Pathogenesis
NYU Langone Medical Center

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David C. Lyden, MD, PhD

Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Pediatric Neuro-oncology Attending
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Joan Massagué, PhD

Executive Director, GMTEC and Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Frank J. Rauscher, III, PhD

Caspar Wistar Professor – Gene Expression and Regulation Program
Deputy Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
The Wistar Institute

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Danny Reinberg, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Langone School of Medicine

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David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD

Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Professor of Biology, MIT
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute
Member, Koch Institute for Cancer Research at MIT
American Cancer Society Research Professor

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Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Cell Engineering & Gene Transfer and Gene Expression Laboratory
Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Mihaela Skobe, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Oncological Sciences
Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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David Tuveson, MD, PhD

Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor of Cancer Therapeutics
Director, Cancer Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Chief Scientist, Lustgarten Foundation

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Bruce Zetter, PhD

Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

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