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 and Professor Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Adjunct

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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

Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute; Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine;
Professor of Oncological Sciences; 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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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

Uris Professor of Clinical Medicine
Professor, Pathology and Cell Biology
Professor, Genetics & Development
Professor, 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

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Napoleone Ferrara, MD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Pathology
UC San Diego School of Medicine

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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)

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Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Cancer Biology
Director, Metastasis Research Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD

Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology and, 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

Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

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Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD

Director, Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Cancer Research Institute at BIDMC
Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, BIDMC
Director, Cancer Genetics Program, BIDMC
George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School

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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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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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Joseph Schlessinger, PhD

William H. Prusoff Professor and Chairman
Department of Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine

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Ramin Shiekhattar, PhD

Academic Director, Oncogenomic Core Facility
Director of the Cancer Epigenetics Research Program
Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
Chief, Division of Cancer Genomics and Epigenetics;
University of Miami

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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 Chair of Cancer Therapeutics
Professor and Deputy Director of Cancer Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Director of Research, Lustgarten Foundation

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Harold Varmus, MD

Lewis Thomas University Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Bruce Zetter, PhD

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

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